Cupping for Pain
What is Cupping and How It Helps to Reduce Pain?
Cupping therapy is a technique that can be effective in relieving pain. It involves using glass, plastic, or bamboo cups that create a suction effect on the body. At our office, we use glass cups and a hand-held pump to create a vacuum with adjustable pressure, ensuring your comfort during the treatment. In some cases, an alcohol torch may be used to consume the oxygen in the cup, creating a vacuum and warming the cup, similar to a hot stone massage. This method, known as flash cupping, can be particularly beneficial for pain that responds well to heat.
So, how does cupping help alleviate pain?
When the cups are applied to specific areas of the body, the negative pressure from the suction stretches the surrounding tissue. In effect, this localized stretching stimulates the immune system and promotes improved blood circulation by causing minor capillary damage. Additionally, this stretching action helps break up adhesive scar tissue. Subsequently, allowing for a return to normal function in that particular area. Moreover, the negative pressure created by the vacuum stimulates blood flow through the capillaries in the skin, enhancing its detoxification process.
Cupping therapy offers a unique approach to pain relief by utilizing these mechanisms. In effect, by targeting specific body sites and encouraging better circulation and tissue flexibility and can provide relief from various types of pain.
At our office, we specialize in cupping therapy and its benefits for pain management. Our experienced practitioners will ensure your comfort and tailor the treatment to suit your specific needs. If you’re seeking a natural and effective method to reduce pain, our office is the best option for you. Schedule an appointment today.