Feel a sense of peace in both body and mind with this natural way of relieving pain, tension, and stress that we keep in our bodies.
Healing Through Movement
Cupping is an ancient therapy that uses cups to create a suctioning effect to restore the movement of qi through the body. Establishing a healthy flow of energies and blood brings a healing balance that relaxes muscles and naturally eases pain. To maximize the effectiveness of this therapy, we offer this service in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.
Explore how cupping can help you on your health journey:
What We Treat
Cupping brings harmony to the entire body and can bring relief for a number of conditions. Most often it is used as an effective treatment for tension, tightness, and pain, but the benefits from relieving that tension improve a great number of conditions. By relaxing the muscles and improving circulation, you’ll be able to feel a sense of peace in both your body and mind.
Chronic & Acute Pain
Mental & Emotional Health
Sleep & Insomnia
Common Conditions Treated With Cupping
Cupping is often used to relieve pain and tension in the neck, shoulders, and back. However, it has also been an effective therapy for respiratory conditions, cold and flu congestion, boosting the immune system, and calming stress and anxiety.
We use cupping treatment for a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Pain management
- Low back/sciatic/sacrum pain
- Mid and upper back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, elbow, forearm, and wrist pain
- Hip, knee, and joint pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Sports or other types of injuries
- Sleep and insomnia
- Stress and mental health
- Anxiety, depression, and emotional health
- Asthma and other respiratory problems
Practitioner Offering Cupping
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese practice that promotes healing by improving the flow of qi and blood throughout the body. Special cups are placed on various parts of the body (the back is a typical spot) to create a suction which brings blood to those areas. The improved circulation helps with pain, tightness, and tension.
What is Dry Cupping Therapy?
Dry cupping only uses suction to promote healing, as opposed to wet cupping which involves the combination of suction and skin puncturing. Please note that we only practice dry cupping at this clinic.
What Are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?
There are many, great benefits of cupping therapy! Cupping promotes healing by improving blood flow, calming the nervous system, and loosening tight muscles. These benefits are therefore very effective in helping relieve pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and legs. This therapy also helps to stop or reduce upper respiratory symptoms, colds and flus, and boost immunity by activating the lymphatic system.
What does Cupping Therapy Do?
Cupping therapy improves the flow of qi and blood to help bring relief to a number of symptoms. The suction created by the cups removes any blockages that were causing stagnation and tension in the body. This therapy is very effective in reducing pain, especially in the neck, back, shoulders, and legs.
Does Cupping Therapy Work?
Yes, cupping therapy improves circulation, relaxes muscles, relieves tension and pain, and also boosts your immune system.
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
Suction created by the cups draws blood into those areas and makes the muscles relax. When the muscles relax, you’ll feel a release of tension. This improved circulation promotes healing.
What is Cupping Therapy Used For?
Cupping is widely used to manage pain. It is very effective in releasing tension in the back, neck, shoulders, and legs. This therapy also helps to stop or reduce upper respiratory symptoms, colds and flus, and boost immunity by activating the lymphatic system.
Does Cupping Therapy Hurt?
For some people, certain cupping techniques or cupping on certain body parts can be painful. We listen to our patient’s needs and adjust the suction of cups for maximum relief with minimal pain. Some people may experience discomfort after cupping due to bruising or blistering. We always recommend wearing light breathable clothing and avoiding the use of topical ointments or creams until the cupping marks have disappeared.
Why Do Athletes Use Cupping Therapy?
Athletes use cupping therapy to quicken the healing process in their muscles and tissues. Their recovery time is shortened because cupping promotes blood flow, breaks up tension, eases pain, and stimulates the chemical breakdown of toxins in the body. Improved blood flow also gives the immune system a boost.
Cupping Aftercare—What NOT to Do After Cupping Therapy
To get the full benefits of cupping therapy and to avoid any negative side effects, please refrain from the following after your cupping treatment:
- Sugary drinks
- Sugar, dairy, or processed meats
- Clothing that does not breathe
- Intense exercise
- Saunas/steam rooms/hot tubs
- Strong air conditioning, cold and windy environments or conditions
Cupping Aftercare—What TO Do After Cupping Therapy
After each cupping treatment it is recommended that you wear loose breathable clothing, drink plenty of water/electrolytes, stay warm, rest, and do not apply any topicals to ensure you get the full benefits of cupping.
How Often Can I Do Cupping Therapy?
The number of cupping sessions recommended varies from patient to patient and depends on the focus of treatment. We will take a detailed history as part of your intake so we can create a treatment plan that helps you reach your health goals.
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