FIND OUT WHAT CHINESE CUPPING THERAPY CAN DO FOR YOU
Another one of my favorite treatments that I use at Vida Acupuncture is cupping therapy. Cupping consists of using plastic cups to suction the skin and improve blood circulation to the area. Common areas in which I do cupping are on the neck, shoulder, upper back, mid-back, lower back, chest, and abdomen.
Cupping provides incredible relief for back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and various pain syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps to relieve headaches and migraines by decreasing tension in the upper neck area. If used on the upper back and down the arms, cupping detoxifies and activates lymphatic drainage.
Cupping is effective for breathing problems caused by asthma. If a person has allergies or asthma, I often do cupping on the chest and upper back to relieve the tension and help the breath flow.
Cupping can relieve discomfort and bloating in the stomach and abdomen.
Once the cups are in place, I leave them on for five to 10 minutes, and then I remove them. The effect is immediate. The person feels lighter, more relaxed, and less pain (or no pain). Usually, there are round marks left on the skin from the shape of the cups (of different shades depending on the person’s condition).
The cupping set that I use and highly recommend is.
Check out my video on how to use your cupping set.
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