The Benefits of Cupping for Pain Relief
Have you been dealing with chronic pain and found that traditional medicine isn’t bringing you relief? A consultation with our chiropractors may be exactly what you need!
NuView Health Medical Services, located between 5th and 6th Ave. in the 10036 area, offers a variety of pain relief treatments, including cupping therapy. Patients in Manhattan, Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown West, and near Rockefeller Center have all found relief after receiving cupping treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about what it is and how it works, so you can decide whether it's right for you.
What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient practice that originated in China and the Middle East. It’s performed by placing cups on the surface of your skin and creating a suction effect. This is commonly done either by heating the cup and allowing it to cool or by using a vacuum. Either way, it draws the skin up into the cup, opening up your blood vessels and stimulating blood flow. This relaxes the muscles and promotes healing.
How Does Cupping Relieve Pain?
When the suction draws your skin up into the cup, it also pulls up the top layers of your muscles. This helps break up muscle knots and release tension. It also opens your pores, improves circulation, and draws out built-up lactic acid and environmental toxins. Essentially, cupping therapy creates a minor injury in a controlled setting to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms. By placing the cups on certain points in the body, it can also create an acupuncture-like effect.
Cupping has shown to be effective in the treatment of back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. It’s often used as a complementary treatment in conjunction with massage therapy and/or acupuncture but can also be effective on its own.
Some people experience relief after their very first cupping session, while others need to receive treatment a few times before feeling significant effects. With consistent treatment, almost all patients report significant pain relief.
Your Premier NYC Chiropractic Treatment Center
NuView Health Medical serves patients in Manhattan and throughout NYC. Whether you’re in Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown West, near Rockefeller Center, or the 10036 area, you’ll find that our chiropractic treatment center is conveniently close by.
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of cupping therapy or are interested in other types of treatment, use our simple form to request an appointment online. Our chiropractors look forward to providing you with a consultation and helping you find your way to optimal health! You can call us at (212) 588-0707 to schedule an appointment today!