Cupping therapy is a popular form of physical therapy that has a number of health benefits. During a cupping therapy session, your practitioner will place special cups on your body to create suction. The cups are typically made from glass, bamboo, or silicone. They will heat the cup using herbs, alcohol, or another substance, and then as the cup cools down, it creates suction. That suction increases your circulation, and can also stimulate the body to create new connective tissues and repair cell damage. Cupping is sometimes used in combination with acupuncture therapy. You may experience some mild discomfort and bruising as a result of the cupping, but this should fade quickly.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
There are multiple benefits to this treatment. The increased circulation can help with a number of skin conditions, including acne and eczema. Many athletes also love cupping because it is excellent for pain management, and can help minimize soreness and heal injuries. There is also some indication that cupping can help with blood disorders and high blood pressure, and it may even help with rheumatic diseases and fertility conditions as well. Some people even find that it helps with their anxiety and depression. This therapy was originally used in both ancient Egypt and ancient China to treat a wide range of conditions and has since spread all over the world.
Your Charlotte Cupping Clinic
During your first session, we will talk to you about the conditions you would like to treat and place cups accordingly. You can start with just one cup to see how your body reacts, and then work your way up to multiple cups in one session. At Serenity Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic, we offer cupping therapy, acupuncture, gua sha, tui na, and moxibustion to treat a number of different health conditions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our services!