Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The purpose of cupping is to relieve pain, increase circulation, and pull out toxins that stagnate in your body’s tissues.
This therapy is performed using glass or silicone cups. The cups are placed strategically in the area to be treated. The number of cups and the amount of time will vary with each person and therapy need. Generally, there will be between 3 and 6 cups, left in place for a period of 3 to 15 minutes. These cups apply gentle suction to the area covered and pulls the blood to the surface. This pulling of the blood increases circulation in that area and can relieve the tension that has built up in the body.
Circulation is believed to cause many issues with tension and stress. The stagnation of blood from poor circulation can cause cramps, headaches, and other pains. Through cupping the stagnation that blocks the blood flow and slows the circulation process is broken up, allowing for increased blood flow. This increased blood flow helps to relieve many of the ailments that cause you to seek treatment.
Cupping Therapy is used for the following:
- Blood Flow
- Blood Disorders
- Varicose Veins
- Anxiety & Depression
- Deep Tissue Massage
Cupping Therapy near Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, and Lacey NJ
At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation in Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ, we offer Cupping Therapy as an effective method to help with a variety of symptoms and conditions.
With the increased circulation that cupping therapy provides, we can offer our patients relief outside the operating room. Our approach revolves around the idea of helping patients avoid unnecessary surgeries and medication, therefore reducing further damage and stress on the body.
By using natural therapy that pulls the toxins out of the body and promotes the holistic healing power of one’s blood circulation, cupping therapy can provide relief that is better for your whole body.
Benefits and Side Effects of Cupping Therapy
Cupping Therapy promotes local pain relief and muscle relaxation by improving the flow of healthy energy or qi (pronounced chee). Cupping loosens connective tissue and stimulates blood flow to the surface by improving circulation and removing energy blockages.
Cupping therapy also works to pull toxins out of your body. These toxins can cause inflammation in the area in which it has manifested. By pulling the toxins out and increasing the circulation, the inflammation is reduced, and the resulting pain is decreased.
Combining cupping therapy with other holistic approaches like chiropractic or physical therapy, you may be able to find relief that lasts. By treating the cause of the inflammation and pain instead of the pain itself, cupping therapy can give you longer lasting relief that does not require medicine or surgery.
Cupping therapy and physical therapy are a great combination. While physical therapy helps return you to a full range of motion, following it with cupping therapy can promote a faster recovery time.
Cupping causes painless marks on the skin due to its function of drawing blood to the surface of the skin. Temporary discomfort is expected as muscles and tissues become loosened, and blockages are removed. This minor discomfort is much like what you would feel with beginning a new exercise routine or any other strenuous activity. The cause, however, is not vigorous, and the long-term effects are better circulation and less pain.
Contact Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation
When you have decided that cupping therapy might be right for your needs, contact Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation and schedule your free consultation at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, or Lacey office and take a proactive approach to find real long-term pain relief. Let us help you decide if cupping therapy is what you need for pain relief and rehabilitation.
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Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728