At Komyuniti Wellness, we believe a holistic approach to health can transform your mind, body and soul. For this reason, our Fitzroy based clinic offers highly effective wet cupping therapy, performed by qualified and highly trained practitioners. With the ability to enjoy many different physical and emotional benefits, our approach is personalised to your needs, ensuring you receive the ideal treatment to overcome any issue you may be facing.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese practice that involves placing glass or plastic cups on your skin to generate blood flow and release toxins from the body. This holistic method has been used by different cultures dating back thousands of years which was used to offer a wealth of benefits to the mind and body.
There are two different types of cupping methods to choose from, depending on your personal health goals and intentions. Dry cupping is the process of placing the cups directly onto dry skin. During wet cupping, however, your therapist will create small, pain-free incisions on your skin using a single use sterile lancet before placing the cups over these areas. The suction created will then draw out a small amount of blood and toxins from your body.
There are many reasons why people all around the world have used cupping as part of their health journey for thousands of years. In many cases, cupping has been used for the management of a range of conditions, such as:
Improving immune function
Lower back pain
Neck and shoulder pain.
Lower blood pressure.
Anxiety, depression and insomnia
(A.M.N. Al-Bedah et al, 2019)
Recent research literature summarised the main explanations for the mechanisms of action on how cupping provides it health benefits.
Pain – Gate theory - The cups placed in an area of the body influences the neuropath ways of how pain is interpreted by the brain.
Release of Noxious Oxide - Noxious Oxides is regulating molecule that regulates blood flow and volume. Cupping releases Noxious Oxides in the skins surface, which assist in, regulate blood pressure and the immune system.
Activation of the immune system – Cupping regulates molecules within white bloods cells which are important in our immune response activation to virus and bacteria affecting the body.
Reflex Zone Theory - In conventional medicine it is acknowledged that external signs can be detected in close proximity to the an internal organ that is diseased. So when cupping is used on the affected area of the skin it activates the skin’s receptors and increases blood circulation and supply to the skin and the organ thru the shared neural connections.
Blood Detoxification - When testing the venous blood and the blood extracted from the cupping. Studies have shown an increase in heavy metals such as mercury, aluminium, sliver and lead in the blood extracted from the wet cupping.
(A.M.N. Al-Bedah et al, 2019)
A.M.N. Al-Bedah et al. The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 9 (2019) 90e97
Here at Komyuniti, our fully qualified and highly experienced therapists endeavour to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment during your session. Before your treatment, your therapist will briefly explain the process and give you the chance to ask any questions you might have. From here, you can simply lay down and relax in our beautiful, calming space and enjoy the invigorating properties of cupping.
After your cupping session, you will have circular red marks on the areas of your skin where the cups were placed. This reaction is normal and will usually subside within 7-10 days. Aftercare simply includes keeping the treatment area clean until it has healed.
Through their practice of acupuncture, our practitioners insert fine needles into the skin at nerve centres throughout the body. When we insert a needle into the nerves, we stimulate the nervous system, which signals the midbrain to release endorphins, enkephalins and increases blood flow to targeted areas throughout your body. When your acupuncture points are stimulated, it alters your experience of pain and discomfort by promoting your body’s internal healing regulating system.
Chinese medicine offers an incredibly diverse range of therapeutic practices, like acupuncture, Chinese herbs in capsule, powder, or tinctured form, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, massage, and dietary advice.
At Komyuniti, our approach to Chinese medicine and acupuncture is all about the individual. Typically, our consultations run for an hour. Through the session, we’ll examine you and create a case history, examining your pulse, tongue, and abdomen. Once you’re diagnosed, we correlate the information into a treatment plan that is designed specifically to enhance your health and wellness. Treatment is considered safe. But as with all other health treatments. Possible associated adverse reactions may occur.
Komyuniti Acupuncturists are trained and proficient with the following systems of acupuncture:
DNA (Distal Needling Acupuncture)
Motor-point & Trigger-point Needling
Master Tung (Acupuncture)
The Balance Method (Dr Tan)
The Japanese approach to Acupuncture is more gentle and refined than the Chinese version, so it’s ideal if you’re sensitive to needling or just want to try a more refined approach. We use fine needles, shallow, gentle, and painless insertion, and our practitioners place emphasis on touch and advanced moxibustion techniques. It means that the process is more gentle and soothing on your body.
At Komyuniti, we provide HICAPS services, which means you can claim instant rebates from your Private Health Fund. All of our practitioners are registered healthcare providers, and their services are registered with all of the major healthcare funds.
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