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Manuka honey in conjunction with cupping therapy: healing benefits!

Updated: May 5, 2023


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In recent years, the use of natural remedies has become increasingly popular. One such remedy is Manuka honey, a type of honey that is produced in New Zealand and has been shown to have powerful antibacterial properties. Another therapy that has been gaining attention is cupping therapy, a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction, which is believed to increase blood flow and promote healing. When used in conjunction, Manuka honey and cupping therapy can provide a range of benefits for both physical and mental health.


What are these therapies?


Woman with honey for therapy

Manuka honey has been found to offer numerous health benefits, including wound healing, relief from digestive issues, and improved immune function. The honey has a unique antibacterial and anti-inflammatory profile that makes it effective in preventing infection and reducing inflammation in the body. Additionally, it is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body against free radical damage and promote healthy aging.


Cupping therapy, on the other hand, involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum that pulls the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. This treatment is often used for muscle relaxation and pain relief, as it can increase blood flow and reduce tension in the muscles. Cupping therapy can also help treat conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and high blood pressure.


How to combine them?

Honey jar

When Manuka honey is used in conjunction with cupping therapy, it can enhance the therapeutic benefits of both treatments. The honey can be applied to the skin before the cups are applied, allowing the healing properties of the honey to penetrate deep into the muscles and tissues. The cups can then be applied, and the vacuum created by the cups can help draw the honey even deeper into the skin.


This combination of therapies can be particularly effective for treating conditions such as sore muscles, arthritis, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The antibacterial properties of the honey can help prevent infections in open wounds or irritated skin, while the vacuum created by the cups can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.


In addition to its therapeutic benefits, using Manuka honey with cupping therapy can also be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The warmth of the cups and the soothing properties of the honey can help reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.


It is important to note, however, that anyone interested in trying this therapy should consult a qualified practitioner. Cupping therapy should only be performed by trained professionals, as improper use can cause bruising, skin irritation, or other adverse effects. Additionally, anyone with a known allergy to honey should avoid this treatment.


In summary, using Manuka honey in conjunction with cupping therapy can provide a range of benefits for both physical and mental health. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Manuka honey can help promote healing and reduce inflammation, while cupping therapy can improve circulation and promote relaxation.

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