There are several reasons for poor circulation such as smoking and inactivity. Especially, inactivity often leads to tight muscles that can cause decreased blood flow in the capillaries and slow down the capillary function. Then fewer functioning capillaries can result in reduced nutrition and lack of oxygen in the muscle, which in turn increases pain in the muscle and can lead to tendon and joint problems.
Ways to improve circulation and Cupping Therapy
Circulatory system can be improved by cardiovascular exercises or by conventional cell mitosis, where old cells are replaced with new ones, in other words by Cupping Therapy.
The suction cups produce microscopic tears of the capillary wall, signaling the body to regenerate of the capillary system, consequently replacing old cells with the new. Cupping Therapy brings more circulation to the treated area. It seems that more marking/bruising happens in the areas of complaint.
In principle, cupping therapy is comparable to strength training, where microscopic tears in muscle has a beneficial effect – you break down the “old” muscle to force the body to rebuild a stronger, “new” muscle. Once the capillaries have regrown they can then carry blood more efficiently promoting healing of the body.
*Reference: Tuxenmethod by Tonje Tuxen