Cupping Therapy: Alternative Medicine for Pain, Immunity & Digestion

Cupping Therapy: Alternative Medicine for Pain, Immunity & Digestion

Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China since around 1000 B.C. Some records show that variations of cupping practices might actually be much older — possibly dating as far back as 3000 B.C. (1)And for good reason. Cupping therapy has a host of health benefits that can often outweigh modern medicine techniques. One of the biggest advantages to trying alternative practices like cupping therapy, acupunctureor massage therapyis that these methods don’t pose the risk for unwanted side effects like pharmacological drugs or surgery do. In fact, there’s really no downside to trying alternative practices like cupping, since studies show they can help boost immune functionand speed up healing time without the use of any medications or even herbs. And these are just some of the benefits of cupping therapy. 5 Benefits of Cupping Therapy Most of the validity of cupping as an alternative medical practice comes from its long history...
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Soft Tissue Treatment & Fibromyalgia

I recently had a chance to go and speak at a meeting for people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  My time there was to explain just how soft tissue therapy can help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  First off, I am not a doctor, scientist or someone who has a profound understanding of fibromyalgia.  What I shared was not deep or scientific, but very simple to understand because sometimes, we need to make it clear that help for the unknown is not always complicated. So what is fibromyalgia?  The dictionary says “a syndrome characterised by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.” We know It is a deliberating and misunderstood condition It has no single test and no physical signs of the illness The only way to diagnose is to rule out all other conditions It is a syndrome What is a Syndrome? A group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a...
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What is in a title?

I was asked an interesting question publicly on Social Media the other night. It was a good question and one that others may also ponder. The question was this: “Greg, I am curious.  Is “therapist” a regulated term?  Is it kosher to call yourself a “Sports Massage Therapist” instead of just “Sports Masseuse””? 
  (NOTE:  The persons profile states that they are a “Mood Adjustment “Therapist” ... ???) So, I thought I would post a reply to her to help clear up the reasons why I use the term Soft Tissue Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist.  As mentioned, it was a great question, so it deserved a thorough answer Hi <person> The main reason I don’t use Masseuse is that Masseuse is a female and I am not!!!! :-D Joking aside - The term you are looking for is Masseur - and a masseur is a male who can only deliver a basic massage. By basic I mean they are only qualified to offer simple holistic/Swedish treatments and even if they...
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