Cupping is a technique that many chiropractors use to restore movement and reduce pain. Cupping therapy has many benefits. At A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA, we offer cupping to help with a variety of conditions. It can help with pain and inflammation, and even offers relaxing benefits. Here is some additional information about cupping.
What Is Cupping Therapy?
Our experts use cups that are placed onto your skin, which creates a vacuum. These are sometimes referred to as a reverse massage. The cups are placed in such a way that creates suction. These cups on left on your skin for a few minutes. During the process, your skin is sucked into the open space of the cup.
How Does Cupping Work?
During the process, the cups are heated, which creates negative pressure in them. The cups are left on your skin or moved around on your body in the areas causing pain. The suction from the cups increases blood flow and causes lymphatic drainage. It can also relax your muscles.
Does Cupping Hurt?
While cupping therapy itself is not painful, everyone’s experience and level of pain tolerance are different. You can compare the pain that you may feel from cupping therapy to a deep tissue massage. During a deep tissue massage, the deeper layers of muscle tissue are affected. This is the same for cupping therapy. With that being said, many patients enjoy the benefits and experience without any pain.
Why Does Cupping Cause Bruising?
Your skin is pulled when the suction is created during a cupping massage. Your blood vessels are expanded underneath the skin as a result. This causes reddening. Capillaries may break during this process, which results in bruising. The bruising process is significantly increased with the rush of blood flow to the area from the suction effect. The bruising is not dangerous and is a natural part of the process.
What Conditions Benefit from Cupping?
If you are dealing with chronic pain from muscle strains, or any other medical condition, such as fibromyalgia, you can benefit from cupping. Cupping therapy also helps with the improvement of asthma and can lessen cold and flu durations. If you suffer from high blood pressure or anemia, cupping can improve these conditions as well. Acne and eczema sufferers can also benefit from cupping. Cupping can alleviate headaches and migraines and lessen scar tissue buildup.
Schedule an Appointment for Cupping
If you have any further questions about cupping, we can help. At A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA, our experts can help you heal from a variety of conditions. Call us today to schedule an appointment.