This form of traditional eastern medicine has become one of many popular procedures offered by our team at Total Health for clients who prefer to rely on natural, noninvasive methods for relief of pain, tension, and stress, and/or improvement in circulation and skin conditions.
Performed by affixing heated glass or plastic cups to the back and neck via simple suction, the cupping technique draws blood to the surface to increase circulation, which, in turn, stimulates the body’s ability to alleviate various types of pain and discomfort, such as:
- Cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation, and sciatica
- High cholesterol
- Hives and allergic reactions
- Immune disorders
- Muscles pain, soreness, and sports injuries
- Pain in the lower back, knees, neck, and shoulders
- Tension and stress
Upon listening to your experiences, your doctor at Total Health will decide whether this method is appropriate for you and your wellness goals. Depending on your condition and concerns, he or she may also suggest other treatments to be used in your care regimen, for instance, acupuncture, massage, and/or physical therapy.
*While cupping is a safe procedure, it may not be for everyone, such as those taking prescription blood thinners, those who are susceptible to bruising and/or skin irritation, and those who heal slowly from injury. Your Total Health caregiver will explore other options with you if cupping is not advisable.