Benefits of fire cupping for migraines 

Migraines can be painful and debilitating as a one off occurrence, but frequent migraines can be very disruptive to your daily life. If migraines are a problem you frequently encounter, you might be looking for some remedies that you might have overlooked, like fire cupping. But what is this? And what are the benefits of fire cupping for migraines?

How does fire cupping work?

Fire cupping is a treatment that was developed in ancient China and Asia, and this involves placing heated glass cups on the skin to create suction. This works on the principle of negative pressure, creating a vacuum inside the cups to draw the skin and superficial muscles into the cup. This increases blood circulation in the targeted area, promoting oxygen and circulation throughout the body, and stimulating the healing response. This can be highly effective for pain relief and healing. 

What are the benefits of fire cupping for migraines?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing fire cupping for migraines. These benefits include:

  • Improving blood circulation- Poor blood flow or vascular issues in the brain are often associated with migraines, and fire cupping can be a fantastic way to improve blood circulation and flow. Fire cupping can help oxygen-rich blood be delivered to the brain, helping to reduce the severity of your migraine attacks. 
  • Muscle relaxation- Muscle tension is another factor that can cause migraines, especially when this tension is centred in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. By creating suction and applying heat, fire cupping can help muscles to relax, which can provide relief from migraine pain, and help prevent migraines from occurring.
  • Detoxification- Muscle tension and scar tissue can cause reduced blood flow in particular areas, which causes the build up of toxins. By promoting blood flow, fire cupping can help to remove these toxins from the body, detoxifying the blood and helping to improve overall health. This can also help to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.
  • Reducing inflammation- For a wide range of chronic conditions, inflammation is a common underlying factor. Whether this is the cause, or it simply exacerbates the issue, inflammation is something to take seriously. Fire cupping may help reduce inflammation by improving blood flow and promoting the body’s natural healing processes. This can help to reduce the severity of frequency of your migraine attacks.
  • Stress reduction- Finally, stress is a well known trigger for migraines, and fire cupping induces a state of deep relaxation, similar to that achieved through meditation or deep tissue massage. This relaxation response can lower stress levels and reduce the likelihood of stress induced migraines.

For more information or advice about how we can help with your migraine problems, get in touch with the professionals today here at Core Holistic. We are Preston’s leading massage therapy experts and we have the skills and expertise to provide outstanding healing results.