cupping

Cupping therapy can be traced to several ancient civilizations in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. China developed cupping to treat many ailments including pain and made it a mainstay therapy in the Chinese medicine realm alongside acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuina massage.

Cupping therapy is commonly used to treat both acute and chronic pain. When the cups are applied to the skin, the vacuum seal works to pull blood through the local tissues to relieve pain, relax muscles, soften fascia, pull apart adhesions, etc. Once this happens, the body can repair and heal. It is common to have bruising after cupping therapy and depends on the individual. The more cupping is done, the less bruising will occur.

It is common to use cupping therapy on the neck, back, legs, shoulders, hips, and arms and can be used anywhere on the body.

Cupping is also used in sports medicine, detoxification therapies, cellulite breakdown, lymph drainage, respiratory issues, neurologic problems, digestive disorders, etc. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with acupuncture and bodywork.

There are many styles of cupping including flash cupping, sliding and stationary cupping, and fire cupping. Many styles of cups can be used too including glass, classic bamboo, and plastic. Home cups are also available with a suction pump system for easy personal use.

Cupping therapy is relaxing, safe, effective and inexpensive. Try it today!

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Dr. Brian Grosam