Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine that uses glass cups to create negative pressure on the skin. The cups are placed on the skin and then sucked out, creating a vacuum. This pulls the skin and muscles up into the cup. Cupping therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.
If you are considering cupping therapy, talk to us at Hanes Total Health Care Center. In addition to chiropractic care, we also cupping services to help our patients get relief from health issues such as back pain. Our Chiro in Chillicothe, OH, will help you learn whether cupping is suitable for your condition.
How Does Cupping Work?
Cupping is a natural treatment that helps relieve pain by helping increase blood flow. When muscles are strained or tight, they can create pressure on the nerves, which may result in pain. Cupping releases the pressure on the muscles to help increase blood flow and decrease pain. It may also help reduce inflammation that can cause pain.
What Conditions Are Treated with Cupping Therapy?
Cupping may be used to help treat a variety of conditions. Here are just a few examples:
- Painful conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines
- Muscle tightness
- Muscle soreness
- Too much fluid in the tissues (edema)
- Sports injuries, including shoulder pain, knee pain, and joint pain.
- Poor blood circulation
What are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is safe and painless. Getting the treatment may result in many benefits, including:
- Relief of muscle soreness
- Relief of muscle tension, which can lead to pain relief
- Increased blood circulation
- Reduced inflammation of joints and muscles
Are There Any Side Effects?
Some side effects of cupping therapy may include slight bruising, burns, mild discomfort, and skin infection. If you are considering cupping therapy, talk to a Chiro in Chillicothe, OH, before getting the treatment. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other chronic condition, you should monitor your condition before and after getting cupping therapy.
Visit Us at Hanes Total Health Care Center for Cupping Therapy Today
If you have a health condition that isn't responding to other treatments, cupping therapy might be the solution. Chiropractic care coupled with cupping therapy is a great way to treat muscle tension and soreness that can cause pain. Call us at Hanes Total Health Care Center today at (740) 772-5957 to book an appointment with our Chiro in Chillicothe, OH.