What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese Medicine treatment, which originated thousands of years ago in China. Since then, it has been practiced all over the world for variety of reasons.
Cupping therapy consists of two different types of cupping
– dry cupping (plastic cupping and glass cupping) and wet cupping. Small glass or plastic cups are placed on affected areas, creating suction on the skin either by way of heat or a vacuum gun.
The main area chosen for cupping is the back and spine. Cupping the whole back including upper back and lower back has numerous benefits. Some of the benefits of cupping the back are to help boost up the immune system, improve the circulation of Qi and blood in the lungs, increase energy, reduce anxiety, relieve local muscle pain and tension, regulate blood cholesterol and blood pressure level, improve sleep quality, and so on.
Although these cups leave mild red marks on the skin, they usually disappear quickly. Beneficial for localized pain, blood cupping can be an effective therapy for conditions such as back, shoulder and knee pain, the common cold and asthma. Results vary by person and condition.
At our clinic, we usually combine cupping with acupuncture treatment
to help relieve the muscle pain and increase the effectiveness of the treatment depending on the individuals ‘ conditions. In case of chronic pain, combing acupuncture with cupping helps faster recovery and better treatment results.
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Visit our North Vancouver acupuncture clinic to learn more about cupping therapy. Dr. Zahra will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Our acupuncture clinic is conveniently located at Access Health & Wellness Centre, at Lonsdale Avenue.
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