Myofascial Decompression Cupping

2.5 PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE

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WHAT IS HAPPENING?

It can be left on one site for a prolonged period of time (with caution) or moved along the tissue.

The Vacuum/Suction  “draws” the soft tissue (superficial Fascia)  up into the cup creating a tensile force to the soft tissue.  

So What’s happening from a Microscopic View:

  • Vasodilation, Fibroblasts, Collagen Fibers, Elastin, Fascia, Neurotransmitters
  • Loosening and increasing Hydration.We lose ability bind with H20 molecules. Hydration leaches out, lose volume and the fibers bind with each other and we lose ability to stretch fibers. Cupping helps reabsorb H20.
  • As cupping encourages blood flow to the cupped region (hyperemia), one may therefore feel warm as a result of vasodilatation and slight sweating may occur. Cupping therapy is contraindicated in deep vein thrombosis

So What’s happening from a Microscopic View:

  • Brief Temporary Vasoconstriction & Hypoxia followed by
  • Effects of Vasodilation, Stimulation of Fibroblasts, Collagen Fibers, Elastin, Fascia hydration,  Releasing of Multiple Neurotransmitters
  • Loosening of the Tissue

As cupping encourages blood flow to the cupped region (hyperemia), one may therefore feel warm as a result of vasodilatation and slight sweating may occur.

 

  • Capillaries
  • Mobilization
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Lymph
  • Edema
  • Trigger Point
  • Neural-Lymphatic
  • Manipulating Joints while lifting Tissue
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Adhesions
  • Myofascial Release
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