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Cupping therapy

The therapy of cupping, like acupuncture, has been used in China for thousands of years. It's application has been found to be useful in both ancient and modern civilizations. As recently as the early 1900s, cupping has been widely used throughout Europe and Africa and is gaining popularity here in the U.S. 

The cupping therapy process is the use of either glass or plastic cups to create a suction along the skin. The skin is our largest organ and contains a rich supply of blood vessels and connective tissues. The suction encourages the movement of blood, the healing of tissues along the treatment areas, and sedation of the nervous system.

 

Cupping therapy can be utilized for treatment of:

 

  • ​Muscle tension

  • Digestive issues such a constipation

  • Shoulder/back pain

  • Congestion of the lungs due to phlegm accumulation

  • Anxiety/stress

  • Fatigue

  • Migraines

  • Edema

 

Due to the nature of cupping, marks or bruising may be visible after your session. These "cupping marks" are temporary and will fade within 10 days. If you have an upcoming trip to the beach, it's a good idea to book your cupping session with this in mind.

 

Cupping therapy can be used as a stand alone therapy or as an add on to your acupuncture sessions.