Cupping therapy decreases muscle tension and increases blood flow and joint mobility.
Cupping therapy is an alternative medicine method that began thousands of years ago. It is part of the Oriental Medicine practice. Like Acupuncture, it helps regulate the body’s energy flow, also known as “Qi.”
By promoting blood circulation, this technique enables the body’s responses to start the healing process. Often the therapy cups used are placed on acupuncture points to stimulate that particular acupoints’ effect.
The therapy involves creating suction with force, which pulls blood to the surface of the skin. By promoting blood flow, it breaks up obstructions and allows the release of toxins.
This type of pain management treatment has been used for thousands of years to relieve acute and chronic pain. Here, at HomeopathyX, we use the same techniques to treat neck pain, back/low-back pain, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other pain-related conditions.
This technique also breaks down the scar tissue located deep within the muscle, reducing swelling and muscle knots.
Cupping Therapy also helps reduce headaches and migraines. This natural pain management technique relieves tension in the shoulders and neck muscles – the main culprits of headaches and migraines.
As a detoxification method, Cupping Therapy increases blood flow, which allows the body to remove toxic substances from the body. Best of all, it improves overall health.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of untrained professionals in the industry. Therefore patients need to find a skilled and licensed practitioner, such as a certified acupuncture physician.
The best way to determine if a practitioner is nationally certified is to verify through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine accrediting agency. Please visit their website located at NCCAOM.org (search: Thomas Chavie) and look for our acupuncture physician Thomas Chavie.
Acupuncture Physicians with these certifications have had over 3,000 hours of training required for Acupuncture and Cupping’s safe and legal practice. Our practitioner also has received specific training in Cupping Therapy and holds specialized certification in this method. In addition to his Florida license issued by the Florida Department of Health.
Cupping Therapy Benefits:
- Relieves pain
- Relieves muscles tension and “knots”
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces edema
- Improves movement of tissues and joints
- Removes toxins
- Increases blood flow
- Supports the immune system
- Improves digestion
- Provides gynecological support, such as painful cramping and irregular menstruation
- Promotes healing
- Promotes healthy skin, used to treat wrinkles and promote facial rejuvenation
- Relieves headaches and migraines
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
Different types of “cups” (silicone, bamboo, glass, fire cups, etc.) can be used to create suction when applied to the skin. This suction changes the pressure on the body’s tissues. This increase in pressure moves fluids and blood towards the surface.
It also brings toxins toward the skin where it is easier for the body to remove them. Lastly, it releases chemical factors that start the body’s healing process. Another great benefit of cupping therapy is that it stretches, and relaxes tight muscles, and softens tissue.