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Have You Got “Issues in Your Tissues?”™

VacuTherapy™ can comfortably:

  • Relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
  • Relieve deep muscular issues and reduce muscle spasms.
  • Release and soften scar tissure and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
  • Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
  • Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
  • Promote healthy circulation and open the energy flow of the body.
  • Move stagnation and enable normal lymphatic flow.
  • Enhance ary athletic training program to improve performance.
  • Reduce "Solid Bloat". 

Current vacuum therapies are a modern use of an ancient tool and possess the benefits of traditional use, along with many incredible new applications. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, and are parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release.  This suction can reach deep into the soft tissue or can work superficially to pull inflammation and toxins toward the surface so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. Scar tissues often release quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.

One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the "separation" that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue, which is invaluable in pre- and post-surgery treatments. It is becoming evident that separation of fused, congested soft tissue and increase in tissue function can be a catalyst for change in many current health conditions.

MediCupping™ therapy utilizes a machine with glass or plastic cups to create suction on the body surface. A unique quality is the "lifting without force." Even when working on deep scars and adhesions, fibrous tissue, or fascia that has retained memory from the incident or injury, the technique is comfortable and works very quickly. The results are often dramatic and visible, since vacuum therapies work nicely with the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. The ability of the MediCupping™ machine to control the vacuum and the release of tissue makes it unique. The equipment performs the pumping techniques while the therapist concentrates on the movements. These techniques are used safely on children, adults and elderly persons.

Solid Bloat

An unrecognized pathological condition is affecting a large segment of the population and could be a key component of disease and degeneration, allergies and addictions, as well as obesity and toxicity. The condition is “Solid Bloat” and often manifests as weight gain or cellulite, and can eventually lead to serious health issues. Working with vacuum therapies not only effectively assists in eliminating years of Solid Bloat accumulation, it also provides information about the cause and nature of the condition.

Let’s take a look at the formation of Solid Bloat in the body and some of its causes. The physical formation of the deposits is simple; heat from inflamed tissue slowly dehydrates the surrounding lymph, which inhibits any further drainage. Fascia fuses together from the heat and the congestion spreads through the upper tissues and skin surface. This inflammation can come from a myriad of sources such as surgeries, injuries, chronic movement patterns, and even childhood diseases and exposure to toxicities ... resulting in unidentified allergies.

It is imperative to use clear cups for treatments so that the cup can become a magnifying glass into the body. Large white deposits against pink skin indicate congestion and “divots” will quickly show adhesions, restrictions and the true nature of scars.

The surprise for so many people is that they have chronic conditions that may have been caused by something so long ago in their life, such as being exposed to excessive cigarette smoke as a child. There is a whole group of us that grew up in the 40’s through the 70’s and had to endure our parents smoking in the house and car. As the cups move over the back, a grey color can be seen under the skin, and if a cup is parked for even a short time, the discoloration may stay visible after the treatment. The chronic heat in the lungs ... from childhood ... inflames and dehydrates the surrounding tissue and body fluids.

Some clients can experience a light “burning” sensation or itching as old toxins in the tissues are stimulated, and heavy discolorations can appear on the skin from old surgeries and injuries.

Examining the natural body reaction to injury or illness, we find that the cycle is consistent. Injury or illness occurs and the body creates inflammation, which brings increased blood flow to the area. This also draws fluids and immune system elements into the region to deal with the condition. The PH shifts to acid and the tissue takes on a positive charge polarity. Adequate recovery will allow the body to shift back to a negative charge in the tissue and an alkaline PH when healing is complete. This action is similar and linked to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous sub-systems of the autonomic nervous system.

The problem is that very few people actually give the body any recovery time. Therefore, the affected area or system stays in the acid PH with a positive charge and never shifts back to healthy tissue. This can continue for life in the body! Inflammation continues and dehydrates the tissue and lymph. The toxins and debris from the immune system response become trapped in the congestion and the issue becomes chronic. The acid PH of the tissue blocks oxygenation and nutrients, and dehydrated tissue cannot even absorb hydration that is available. The tissue or system now becomes vulnerable to all kinds of new pathologies and the entire immune system is overly stimulated and strained.

So how does vacuum therapy work to eliminate Solid Bloat and open drainage in the body?

The biggest impact is on the lymphatic system; the vacuum will open and create space, release old scars and fascial adhesions to create unimpeded drainage, and aid in decongestion of the lymph terminations in tissues. As the cup glides over the skin and underlying tissue, the vacuum should open the flaps of the lymph micro-vessel in a wave-like motion. This can help to dislodge trapped protein molecules that may have been blocking an open flap and gently triggers the entire lymphatic system.

Vacuum therapies use vascular dilation to bring heat to the area and liquefy the old lymph for easy movement, and use the same vascular dilation to eliminate the latent inflammation from the tissue and stop the cycle. These techniques also assist by changing the PH and polarity of the tissue to create a healthy environment and allow healing. This can affect even very old injuries and finally free the tissue or joint to function at optimal levels.

How does VacuTherapy feel?

The sensation is truly indescribable. People often experience deep warmth and a tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended. The action on the nervous system is sedating and people will often descend into a profound state of relaxation. People often report that the experience stayed with them longer than most treatments, and the speed with which these therapies effect change in texture of the tissue is truly amazing. When used in a treatment series, the results are cumulative. Yet even in a single treatment, a long-term physical issue may be resolved. Applications for these techniques include body contouring, scar tissue treatment, pre-surgery prepping and post-surgery recovery (face and body), and more. Conditions that have responded well include edema, cellulite, spider veins and varicosities, weight loss issues, and many more.

What is the discoloration that occurs after some treatments?

VacuTherapy sometimes will produce a discoloration called a "cup kiss" or "doo-hickey". If this appears during the treatment, it’s just an added bonus indicating release of intense stagnation of body fluid and toxins in the area. This is not a bruise and will dissipate in a few days. It is also unlikely that it will re-occur in the same area.

Is VacuTherapy safe?

These methods are used safely on children, adults and elderly persons. The most common misuse of these techniques is overuse. These are intense therapies, and impact on the body systems is significant. In particular, children, the elderly, persons with diabetes and those on blood thinners should be treated gently. After any VacuTherapy treatment, it is important to avoid exposure to excessive heat or cold, and sufficient hydration is required to facilitate elimination. It has become evident that separation and drainage of fused, congested soft tissue produces an increase in tissue and systemic function and is a great catalyst for change in health.



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