The lymphatic system consists of a network of lymphatic vessels connected by lymph nodes. The lymph is designed to rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The lymph nodes filter the lymph. Our lymphatic system is everywhere in our body. There are deep lymph nodes and superficial ones that lie close to the skin.
Regular lymphatic cupping helps move the lymph through the body to the lymph nodes. Stagnant lymph can cause headaches. This often starts in the back of your head and progresses up through your sinus cavities and down through your upper back and shoulders. This increased pressure can cause a variety of symptoms from nerve pressure, sinus pain, fatigue or an overall feeling of being unwell.
People suffering from edema or post chemo swelling can also benefit from regular lymphatic cupping. The light pressure produced from the cups can help move the fluid and reduce pooling in the tissue. This can be particularly beneficial to those with a damaged lymphatic system.