Cupping, otherwise known as myofascial decompression, can help to address a wide variety of muscle complaints and inhibitions.
Cupping, much like acupuncture, is a type of therapy that borrows from ancient medicine. It is the practice of attaching cups around the body to create small vacuum pockets. Inside these pockets, suction pulls portions of skin up, and therefore directs additional blood to said areas.
The practice of cupping is widely used to treat knee pain, back pain, shoulder and neck pain. Essentially, the procedure redirects blood towards an affected area so that it can heal quicker than usually anticipated. In some cases, cupping can even be used to help treat headaches and some gastrointestinal concerns.
Cupping can be helpful in treating a range of painful conditions and strains that may otherwise not respond to traditional acupuncture or dry needling.
Patients can choose between dry or wet cupping. Dry cupping revolves around a heated vacuum where oxygen is removed. Wet cupping, meanwhile, uses gentle needle puncturing to help relieve toxins from the body.
You do not need to know which type of cupping is best for your body or conditions before visiting. At your consultation ahead of booking treatments, we will help you find a solution that will help to relieve pain, strain, and stress.
As a fully licensed and qualified acupuncturist with more than 20 years’ experience in managing pain – and providing sports therapy – we’re pleased to offer cupping as a primary route for therapy.
Cupping is neither painful nor stressful – you will feel simple suction sensations during the procedure. Alongside acupuncture, it is a recommended treatment both for pain relief and for muscle preparation.
If you’d like to learn more about cupping therapy, be sure to book a consultation today. Call our clinic now, or book online at your convenience!