The Benefits of Cupping for
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?
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.