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"Experience the Healing Benefits of Cupping Therapy"

Experience the Healing Benefits of Cupping Therapy



According to traditional Chinese medical principles, cupping Therapy can balance energy flow within the body and improve overall health.


What can Cupping Therapy do?
Cupping is a therapy that has been gaining more popularity recently due to its wide range of benefits for the body and mind. Cupping Therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that has been used for centuries to promote wellbeing and healing. It is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. This suction helps draw out toxins, increase blood circulation, reduce pain, and soothe aching muscles. 


How does Cupping Therapy Work?
The suction created by the cups is thought to improve blood circulation throughout the body. Cupping breaks up blockages and promotes blood circulation, ultimately helping reduce pain and inflammation. 

Blood flow carries oxygen and other vital nutrients to cells which helps promote healing and recovery from injury or illness. Additionally, cupping may help relax tight muscles and relieve chronic pain associated with back pain, sciatica, tension headaches, migraines or fibromyalgia.

 It can also be used to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis or joint stiffness, such as rotator cuff injuries or plantar fasciitis and decrease stress levels associated with depression or anxiety disorder.


Benefits of Cupping
Cupping Therapy is known to benefit both physical and mental wellbeing. This natural Therapy helps stimulate blood flow and promote relaxation, relieving stress and tension in the body.


The benefits of cupping include reduced muscle pain, enhanced circulation and improved range of motion. Cupping encourages detoxification by releasing toxins from deep tissue layers and promoting lymphatic drainage, which can boost overall energy levels. 

This treatment is also valuable for the lungs. It can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person's asthma. Respiratory conditions are one of the most common ailments that cupping relieves. 

No wonder this ancient practice has recently experienced a surge in popularity! By increasing circulation and relaxing tense muscles, cupping offers a holistic approach to health and wellness that promotes total-body healing.


Types of Cupping Therapy
There are several different types of cupping techniques, including fire cupping and dry cupping. 


Fire cupping is one of the most widely used methods of cupping Therapy today. This method uses a flame to heat up the glass before placing them onto the skin. The heat from the cups creates a vacuum that pulls toxins out from deep within the muscles and tissues and helps promote healing in those areas.


Dry cupping uses vacuum cupping, which most typically uses plastic cups. The cups are applied to the skin using suction handles, which allow the practitioner to control the level of suction used, which may benefit more sensitive patients. Compared to fire cupping, Dry cupping is considered a safer method, and some patients prefer dry cupping rather than using fire.


At Deanna Thomas Acupuncture & Wellbeing, we use both fire and dry cupping techniques to provide our clients with relief from their ailments.


Where do the Cups get placed?


When performing cupping Therapy, practitioners will typically place the cup in areas that are directly connected to the problem or issue being treated. 

For example, suppose there is pain in the lower back. In that case, a cup might be placed over that area to stimulate healing energies and help reduce inflammation. Other common points for cup placement include around joints, along meridian lines, and even at acupuncture points. 

Depending on what kind of treatment they are seeking, clients may also choose to have cups placed on their chest or abdomen area as well.
Most often, Cups are placed on the following:
  • back
  • chest
  • abdomen
  • buttocks
  • legs
  • shoulders
If you're receiving a gua sha facial or cosmetic acupuncture, cups will be placed on your face. 


Does Cupping Hurt?
While it may seem painful, it is actually relatively painless. Think of it like a reverse massage. "Instead of the acupuncturist pressuring down onto the body, the tissues are drawn into the cup instead. It's the same kind of pressure that a good massage provides.


What are the Side Effects?
While this treatment can be quite beneficial, it is important to understand cupping Therapy's potential side effects before having it.


The most common side effects of cupping Therapy are temporary bruising known as cupping marks. There may be a little soreness that may occur after treatment. This discolouration usually subsides within 7-10 days but may take longer if you have sensitive skin or have had multiple treatments in one area. Other possible side effects include dizziness and lightheadedness, which can be caused by increased blood flow throughout the body.


It's thought that ancient healers considered these bruises an indication of the success of the therapy session. The reason behind that is that they believed that these dark marks represented the release of toxins from the body, and they thought that the darker these marks were, the more stagnation and toxin-filled the blood was.


In conclusion, Cupping Therapy is a safe and effective method of traditional Chinese medicine that can be used to treat a variety of conditions and ailments. It has the potential to provide relief from pain and improve overall wellbeing. At Deanna Thomas Acupuncture & Wellbeing, we are committed to helping our patients achieve their health goals through this ancient practice. If you're interested in trying Cupping Therapy, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment today. 




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