WHAT IS CUPPING?
Cupping is a technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The skin is raised, or suctioned, into the cup.
Cupping increases the blood flow to sore areas in muscles, providing important nutrients to the area that promote recovery of optimal functioning and overall wellness.
Depending on the condition we are treating, cupping can be combined with acupuncture in one treatment, or it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage circulation, and harmonize the nervous system. Cupping is use to relieve back, shoulder and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and to relieves high blood pressure, among other things.