Find out more about cupping therapy and how it could benefit your health and wellbeing.
If you’ve ever noticed bright red circles on a person’s back or arms, they likely just went through a cupping session. Cupping therapy is a popular alternative medicine treatment that our Howell, MI, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors offer to patients with various musculoskeletal issues. Wondering if cupping therapy is right for you? Here’s what you should know,
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
As the name suggests, cupping therapy involves applying special cups to your body to create suction. While this alternative therapy has certainly become popular in the last few years, this treatment is anything but new. It’s been around since ancient Egypt and China. During cupping, flammable material is placed inside of the cup and set on fire. Once the fire goes out, the cup is placed on the skin. As the cup cools, it causes suction which helps the blood vessels to expand. These cups are typically left on the skin for up to three minutes.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to this safe, effective alternative treatment. The top three benefits include,
Gets Rid of Toxins
While our organs are great at removing toxins from the body on their own, as much as we overload our systems, cupping therapy can help support the body’s natural detoxifying processes. By boosting blood flow to certain areas of the body, we also help the body flush out toxins more effectively.
Again, with a boost of targeted blood flow to certain areas of the body, we can also ensure that injured or damaged tissue gets the nutrients they need to heal effectively. Again, the body has every capability of healing itself when it comes to musculoskeletal injuries, but getting regular cupping sessions with our Howell, MI, team can also speed up the healing process.
Many people turn to use because they are dealing with chronic pain. The good news is that cupping can provide a safe but effective way to alleviate back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, muscle pain, sciatica and more.
Who Can Benefit From Cupping?
Whether you are looking for deep relaxation or want to improve a chronic or acute disorder or injury, there are many reasons to turn to us for cupping. Cupping can help manage symptoms associated with,
- Herniated disc
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Varicose veins
Are you interested in what cupping could do for your health and wellbeing? If so, call the Novi, Livonia and Howell, MI, team of Rehabilitation Physicians to schedule a consultation.