Cupping and Acupuncture

When applicable, your acupuncturist may recommend cupping! We apply cups to the relevant muscle groups and leave them on as you rest.

Benefits of Cupping

Cupping is a great way to loosen tight muscles, help with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and leg pain, stop or reduce upper respiratory symptoms, colds, and flus, and boost immunity.

Relax Muscles

Improve Blood Circulation

Activate the Lymphatic System

Calm the Nervous System

Treats Muscle Pain and Beyond

While cupping can be used all over the body, it is best known as an effective therapy for neck, shoulder and back pain. Many do not know that cupping can also be useful for:

  • Treating respiratory conditions like asthma
  • Clearing chest and upper respiratory congestion associated with colds and flus
  • Enhancing the immune system
  • Calming stress and anxiety

Cupping enhances the effects of an acupuncture treatment, improves circulation, and remove blockages. It can create positive effects in many body tissues including the skin, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and lymph.

Common Conditions Treated with Cupping

What is a Cupping with Acupuncture Treatment Like?

The cupping part of the session involves cups placed on the skin (usually the back) and the creation of a vacuum. The vacuum causes suction which creates positive pressure on the skin, pulling it up into the cup and generating deep muscle relaxation. Our clients here in Washington DC really enjoy the feeling!

Add Cupping to Your Wellness Toolkit

Because cupping is so effective for muscle tension, stress relief, headache prevention, and the treatment of colds, flus and respiratory issues, we recommend it to many clients with these conditions. If you get good results, then you’ve just added a powerful tool to your wellness toolkit.

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To schedule a Cupping with Acupuncture appointment, simply visit our online scheduling page, and follow the directions from there. For return clients only.

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