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What are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?

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 Healthy Body during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Cupping involves the placement of special cups on different areas of the Healthy Body. There are different types of cups and techniques and suction levels used which all provide a vaccum 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.

Top Benefits of Cupping Therapy

  • Pain Management and Sports Injuries (shoulder, neck, elbow, forearm, chest, upper back/ scapula, low back, thigh, knee, low leg, ankle)
  • Helps speed recovery from tears, breaks, sprains
  • Common cold
  • Scar tissue
  • Increase lymphatic flow
  • Digestive problems
  • Gynecological problems
  • Tension, stress
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Constipation, and more…

How does Cupping Therapy Work

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