What is cupping therapy?
Cupping therapy is a technique dating back to ancient times and has been used around the world to treat a variety of health disorders. Cupping utilizes cups placed on the skin to create a negative pressure through suction. The cups are typically silicone, plastic or glass. Rising Sun Chiropractic + Weight Loss uses plastic cups for this service. There are many benefits to cupping therapy.
How does cupping therapy work?
Plastic cups are applied to the skin and a pump is used to create a suction in the cup, lifting the tissue. The suction effect on the tissue is used to facilitate the healing process. The cups stay on for a few minutes before they’re removed. The process is essentially painless.
What does cupping therapy do?
Cupping therapy reduces pain & inflammation, and increases circulation to promote healing. Cupping is also beneficial for nerve entrapments. The entrapped nerve is alleviated as the suction lifts the tissue.
What are the potential side effects of cupping therapy?
Cupping therapy is a low-risk therapy because harmful side effects are very rare. The most common side effect with cupping therapy is bruising or discoloration in a circular pattern where the cups were placed. Bruising is common, but normal. The markings or bruises typically disappear within a week.