Cupping therapy is a pain mitigation procedure performed by our acupuncture therapists here at North Bergen’s Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture. We are very proud to inform you of the tremendous pain relief results we’ve delivered via cup therapy, acupuncture therapy, and often the combination of the two pain mitigation disciplines. Both cup therapy and acupuncture can alleviate symptoms, soothe pain, and encourage healing. But how does cupping therapy differ from acupuncture?
While acupuncture involves insertion of thin needles into specific points that could improve the flow of Qi, hence promoting healing; cupping therapy on the other hand, uses cups. These cups are positioned strategically on the skin to form a vacuum that will stimulate blood circulation to the area and activate natural healing properties of the body. Different materials can be used to make the cups. It can be glass, bamboo or earthenware.
Cupping therapy can be either dry or wet. The dry cupping technique aims to release toxins. So, before the cup is being placed, the skin is pierced (in a minimal (if not totally) painless manner) to draw out blood during the suction process. The process can be done in 10-30 minutes. Like acupuncture, cupping therapy is especially beneficial to those who are looking for relief from different pains, allergies, and other symptoms. It is also helpful in stress management.
We provide cupping therapy services here at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Contact us to set an appointment. We would love to explain more about the benefit of cupping therapy.