What Is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese medical technique that uses cups to create suction, promote blood flow and facilitate healing in specific areas. Acting as an inverse massage, the suction from cupping provides pain relief to affected areas and blood flow brings healing plasma to the skin. It aids in the relief of muscle tension, promotes cell repair, removes toxins, and restores the natural energy flow of the body. It is believed that the suction created by the cups helps promote the flow of chi, or energy, in the body. When our chi is blocked, it is believed to cause stiffness and pain throughout the body. Cupping therapy helps with pain, reduces inflammation, and serves as a deep-tissue massage.
How Does It Works?
During your treatment, specialized cups are placed on the affected area. Using a rubber pump, the cups are suctioned onto your skin, drawing the skin and muscles upward. Once suctioned, the cups can be moved across the skin to relieve pain in surrounding areas. The suction encourages circulation and brings new blood flow to the affected area. This treatment releases tension in the muscles, helps reduce stagnation, and facilitates proper overall healing.
The 4 Benefits of Cupping Therapy
This treament has many benefits including:
- Reducing pain in muscles and tendons
- Promoting relaxation
- Improving respiratory issues and colds
- Relieving digestive troubles
Cupping therapy can be done in conjunction with other pain management treatments at All Star Health. Our team of board-certified medical providers and chiropractors will assist you in determining if cupping therapy is the right treatment for you. Call us at 844-844-5300 to schedule a consultation with one of our pain doctors and chiropractic physicians today.