Main Points Explanation: 05:49 Mins
Today, we will tell you everything you need to know about the different cupping points on the body. Cupping therapy is an alternative medicine that helps relieve inflammation and pain while promoting blood flow and relaxation to the areas being treated. Cupping can be performed on different parts of the body, including the back, shoulders, and legs.
The Yongquan Acupuncture Point
This is the point on the bottom of your foot. It’s not common to cup areas on the feet, but it is recommended for various reasons. You can find the point at 7:15 in the video.
Cupping treatment on the Yongquan point can be done as early as a pre-teen and is recommended for boys or girls trying to grow taller. It can also help improve the yang energy, which is fertility in boys and girls.
Older adults who cup on the Yongquan point can have improved circulation, reduced hypertension, reduced risk of diabetes and kidney disease, and reduced insomnia.
Who Can Benefit from Cupping Feet on the Yongquan Acupuncture Point?
The Yongquan acupuncture point can benefit both children and older adults. It is especially recommended for people who spend a great amount of time on their feet. This example will explain how cupping therapy on the Yongquan acupuncture point is beneficial for a chef.
Chefs spend a great amount of time on their feet. They are constantly standing or walking from one area of the kitchen to another. Their feet can often have poor blood circulation and be paler than other areas of the body. Because of this, it is beneficial for chefs or anyone who stands on their feet for extended periods to cup on the Yongquan acupuncture point.
Cupping on the Yongquan acupuncture point is not painful. It can be very satisfying and will create a color on the bottom of the foot ranging from light pink to dark purple or black. The color left by the suction on the cup is determined by how much moisture is being drawn while the cup is on the body. The more moisture that is being drawn from the body will cause the color of the suction to be darker.
Oftentimes, darker-colored cupping marks are an indication that organ performance within the body is slow. Blood circulation, kidney function, and edema are all issues that somebody may be experiencing when the color left by the cupping points is dark red, purple, or black.
The Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan Acupuncture Points
The Sanyinjiao (6:36 in the video) and Yin Ling Quan (6:26 in the video) acupuncture points are similar to the Yongquan acupuncture point in that they can help children and young adults replenish their yang. The yang energy in boys and girls is directly related to their fertility and reproductive function.
In addition to improving reproduction, these two cupping points are also directly related to the spleen and kidneys.
Cupping on the Yin Ling Quan acupuncture point can help with various digestive issues, including diarrhea, edema, and abdominal pain.
Using the cupping technique on the Sinyinjiao acupuncture point can help strengthen the spleen, liver, and kidneys of the patient. One specific area in which the Sinyinjiao acupuncture point will benefit is yin energy, specifically, yin within the blood.
Yin energy and yin within the blood relate to how hydrated you are and your overall energy levels and blood circulation. This is important because, without optimal yin energy, you can feel depleted, dehydrated, thirsty, and dizzy. Your overall performance on an everyday basis can be weak, especially if you are an athlete or someone who remains active on a daily basis.
Who Can Benefit from Cupping on the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan Acupuncture Points?
Cupping on the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan points is recommended for young adults who want to improve both their yin and yang energy.
Starting with yang energy first, the yang energy is directly related to reproductive function. This makes it important for young adults trying to conceive to ensure their yang energy is optimal. Cupping on the Sanyinjaio acupuncture point will help achieve this.
It’s not just fertility and reproductive function that requires cupping on the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan acupuncture points. If a child or adult suffers from various abdominal issues, such as pain, discomfort, diarrhea, dysentery, or other digestive problems, they can benefit from cupping on the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan acupuncture points, as these acupuncture points are related to the spleen and kidneys.
Have you ever been laying in bed looking down at your phone or tablet and then stood up to notice that you are very dizzy and almost blacking out? That’s because the pressure that you are putting on your neck and back from looking down at your phone or tablet causes poor circulation throughout your entire body. Cupping on the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan acupunctures point can help improve circulation and reduce dizziness when you stand up.
Moving on to yin energy, the yin energy is directly related to your circulation, energy levels, and overall hydration within the body. This is important because you can feel depleted, sluggish, tired, and dizzy when your yin energy is low. Restoring the yin energy within your body by using the Sanyinjiao and Yin Ling Quan cupping points will help you feel better on a daily basis.
A cupping treatment generally takes about 10 minutes for the area to be properly suctioned. During cupping, moisture will be suctioned from the area and will create an area on the skin that will range from light pink to dark purple or black.
The color of the ring on the skin will be determined by how much moisture is brought from the area. The more moisture is drawn during the cupping session, the darker the color of the suctioned area will be. The area of the body that you are cupping will typically only last approximately 10 minutes before it is complete.