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The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

March 30, 2021

For as long as humanity has experienced pain, inflammation, and congestion issues, they have been looking for ways to relieve these ailments. Before modern traditional medicine was developed, practitioners would turn to their own treatment options in ancient times. One way that early medical practitioners assisted patients with their pain was cupping therapy. Most commonly traced back to ancient China, cupping therapy is a holistic treatment option used to aid in several concerns, including digestive issues, migraines, and asthma. 

While cupping therapy has experienced rapid growth in popularity across the globe, many are still unfamiliar with the practice and are leery about the effectiveness of the treatment. At Integrated Health Solutions, our chiropractic professionals regularly perform cupping on several clients with many different health concerns. With the help of specialized cups and just a few minutes each session, our Orland Park chiropractors help ease pain and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. 

Continue reading if you’re interested in learning more about cupping therapy and the benefits you can reap from this alternative treatment option.

Understanding Cupping Therapy

As one of the oldest forms of pain treatment, cuppy therapy can be traced back to 1550 BC. Over time, the practice has evolved from ancient times’ unskilled practices and developed into the science-backed treatment we utilize today. In modern times, experienced chiropractors apply specialized cups made from glass, bamboo, earthware, and silicone to the skin for three to seven minutes each session. These cups create a suction that helps to open up blood vessels and increase blood flow. With this improved circulation, localized pain, muscle tension, and inflammation are decreased, leading to prolonged pain relief. 

What Can Cupping Therapy Do for You?

Trusted amongst several Olympic-level athletes worldwide, cupping therapy is a popular, low-risk treatment option for several health conditions. Whether you’re suffering from pain or experiencing other health-related issues, cupping therapy performed by a trained and licensed chiropractic professional can assist you. Conditions often treated with cupping include:

  • Digestive issues
  • Congestion problems
  • Paralysis
  • Pain and inflammation
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and depression

Aside from minimal short-term bruising of the treatment site, cupping therapy has very minimal side effects. As long as you visit an experienced chiropractor, cupping is a safe alternative treatment option for most individuals. Before cupping therapy is performed, however, your chiropractor will perform an in-depth health evaluation to determine which service is best for your health concern. Integrated Health Solutions’ experienced chiropractic team can perform cupping therapy as a stand-alone treatment or combine it with other treatment offerings such as acupuncture, spinal alignments, and massage therapy. 

If you are experiencing pain, inflammation, or other health concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the licensed chiropractic team at Integrated Health Solutions to schedule your cupping therapy appointment. Our chiropractors are dedicated to helping their patients lead the healthiest and pain-free life as possible. Schedule your initial consultation by calling our Orland Park chiropractic office a call or messaging us via our online contact form.

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