Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which special cups are put on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The suction creates a vacuum effect causing your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. Cupping lasts typically for 3-7 minutes. Patients get cupping for many reasons such as pain reduction, decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and relaxation. Cupping is safe and you may experience some mild discomfort or bruises after treatment.
Cupping therapy is useful in the following conditions: migraines, headaches, muscle aches, chest congestion, and many more.
For more information about cupping therapy or for an appointment, give us a call today 708-403-5075.