Ancient Medicine, Modern Healing
Cupping is applicable to many health concerns. It has been proven for most pain and muscle tightness. Cupping is an effective technique which can be applied by itself or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.
Cupping is an extremely valuable treatment for sports injuries as well as general sports recovery. A highly trained Cupping Therapist can use various sized cups and techniques to aid muscle recovery, reduce pain and increase blood flow for enhanced healing.
Olympic and Professional athletic teams today often have a Licensed Acupuncturist on staff to administer acupuncture and cupping for healing, pain management and enhanced recovery.
History of Cupping
This technique in various form had been found in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the skin surface. The therapy is used to relieve stagnation or blockage. This modality is commonly used in treatment for musculoskeletal pain such as neck, shoulder and low back pain. It is also used in treatment of respiratory diseases like the common cold, asthma and respiratory allergies. In addition, cupping relieves discomfort from gastrointestinal disorders like chronic indigestion and bloating.
What to Expect
A vacuum suction is created from each glass cup to the skin. Areas on skin will show varying red or purple discoloration. This is an indication of internal stagnation being drawn to the surface. The discoloration is temporary and will dissipate within a few days and is not a cause of concern