A traditional drug-free treatment for pain.
The ancient Chinese technique of cupping offers pain relief and increased blood circulation without the use of drugs. The cups which were traditionally made of glass are now also made of rubber or silicone. There are a variety of shapes and sizes of cups which are placed on the skin by suction, creating a vacuum. The vacuum created by the suction causes tissues to relieve toxins, it activates the lymphatic system, as well as increases blood circulation and relaxes tight muscles and lessens sprains. Cupping es especially effective for upper back pain and muscle spasms.
A more recent adaptation of cupping involves using small, specially shaped glass cups for cosmetic uses, such as facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction.
For more information on the application of cupping, please email me or phone my office.