What is Cupping?

Have you ever noticed dark circles on the body of an athlete or an Olympic athlete and wondered about their origin? That’s the result of cupping! And the best part? You don’t need to be an elite athlete to experience its benefits.

Cupping is an ancient form of healing that the Chinese and other cultures have used for centuries. The technique involves placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin. Suction within these cups produces negative pressure, lifting the skin and fascia away from the muscle beneath. This action not only promotes blood flow but also muscle relaxation. Typically, the cups are retained for a few minutes and can leave purplish marks that gradually fade within a few days.

So, what makes cupping so universally adored? Here are some reasons:

  • Cupping increases blood flow to the skin and muscles
  • It stimulates the release of endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers
  • Relaxes the muscles, addressing muscle tightness, spasms, and pain
  • Stimulates lymph circulation, reducing swelling
  • Improves range of motion
  • Releases scar tissue and fascial adhesions

Why get cupping treatment?

Cupping can be beneficial for treating many conditions, including:

  • Aches and pains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Hypertension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Cough, asthma, and common colds.

Cupping can be used as a stand-alone or with your acupuncture treatment. Most find the experience relaxing and generally pain-free.

However, like many therapeutic interventions, cupping isn’t for everyone. If you’re wondering if cupping is a good fit for you, book a FREE consultation today and embark on your journey to holistic wellness with us.

Your Body’s Ability To Heal Itself Is
Powerful & Strong.

Let us help awaken these resources with our 100% natural medicine. The name of our Clinic “Alivia” comes from the Spanish language and it means to heal, to soothe, to ease, to get better; and that is our mission, to make YOUR life better by helping you be healthy and stay healthy so you can live a fulfilling and happy life.

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