What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a method of TCM that helps to promote circulation within the body by using the power of suction created by heated cups. Muscular tension that comes from physical activity or an injury is relieved by the heated cups being placed on certain meridian lines.
Licensed acupuncturist Jainen Shin will strategically set these cups on your meridian lines and will instruct you to stay still for about 20 minutes so that your body can let the cupping do its work.
The neck, back, and shoulders are areas that will receive cupping therapy to relieve stiff muscles, reduce swelling and inflammation and bring relief to pressure points within the body.
Cupping therapy is effective at restoring muscular function and eliminating stress both before and after a significant sporting event. Other conditions that are treated with cupping therapy are:
- Coughs and colds
- Headaches, including migraines
This therapy also boosts the immune system, enhances the body’s natural detoxification processes, and promotes relaxation.