Top 11 Benefits of Cupping Therapy!

By: Parry Sound Acupuncture, Apr 10, 2019
Parry Sound Acupuncture, Pain relief, Cupping

Cupping involves the placement of special cups on different areas of the body.

Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that has been used for over 3000 years. It became popular in North America in recent years, when it started to gain attention from athletes and celebrities, which in turn brought it to the mainstream. One of the first to gain media coverage was Michael Phelps when he had “cupping marks” on his body during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Cupping involves the placement of special cups on different areas of the body. There are different types of cups and techniques and suction levels used which all provide a vacuum effect called negative pressure. This causes the skin to draw upward into the cup allowing the free flow of qi and blood to the area.


  1. Pain Management and Sports Injuries (shoulder, neck, elbow, forearm, chest, upper back/
    scapula, low back, thigh, knee, low leg, ankle)
  2. Helps speed recovery from tears, breaks, sprains
  3. Common cold
  4. Scar tissue
  5. Increase lymphatic flow
  6. Digestive problems
  7. Gynecological problems
  8. Tension, stress
  9. Asthma
  10. Abdominal bloating
  11. Constipation

How does Cupping Therapy Work for people to receive these benefits

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds healing to the tissues
  • Removes toxins
  • Improves overall wellness
  • Activates the immune system

 Parry Sound Acupuncture

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