What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping Therapy is a form of alternative medicine where a trained specialist utilizes cup-like objects to relieve many bodily conditions. The specialist creates a vacuum in between your skin and the cup, creating an air-tight space that causes your skin to rise and become red as your blood vessels begin to expand. The cup is usually used for 3-5 minutes.
There are two types of cupping:
Dry Cupping is done by using alcohol or other forms of heat to create a vacuum between you and the cup. This causes the affected area to rise and become red as the vacuum is causing your blood vessels to expand.
Wet Cupping is an addition of dry cupping. After 3-5 minutes of dry cupping, the specialist will create tiny cuts on the affected area to allow the elimination of toxic substances in your blood or fluids. Another cup is then used on the same area to suck up the remaining blood.
Cupping therapy has been used for chronic pain- particularly back or neck pain. If you are curious about cupping therapy and want relief continue reading!
History of Cupping Therapy
Cupping Therapy has been around for decades. Many different cultures have utilized cupping to treat a variety of conditions. The earliest records of cupping date back to about 3,000 years ago in Ancient China. North American Indians were also known users of cupping. They utilized sea shells, bones of animals and buffalo horns for cupping.
Come by Georgia Ketamine to see how evolved and advanced cupping therapy is today.
Why choose Cupping Therapy?
When you need special body treatment or just a refresher for your body, cupping therapy is for you. The mental and physical benefits of cupping are limitless but here are a few common conditions cupping can treat:
- Back & neck pains
- Stiff muscles
If you are wondering if cupping therapy addresses your conditions, call us and schedule an appointment at Georgia Ketamine.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to cupping, this may be very new and odd to you. Having your skin raised up and red raises a lot of concerns but you should not worry. A few common questions include:
- Is it painful? Pain differs from person to person but the generally you will feel only mild pain if not anything at all. Some people feel relaxed by the cupping.
- How long do the cups stay on me? The cups typically stay on the affected area from 3 to 5 minutes.
- What happens when the cups are removed? Antiseptic and cleansing of the area will happen to prevent infections or to mitigate pain.
If you have any other concerns, feel free to call us and schedule an appointment at (855) 438-5382.
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