ALL ABOUT CUPPING

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WHAT IS CUPPING?

Cupping is the use of special plastic or glass cups on the skin to create suction to relieve pain, inflammation, relaxation, reduction of tight muscles, and improve blood flow. Although it may look strange, it has a soothing effect on the muscles. Causing you to feel a deep relief in areas where you carry a lot of tension.

DOES IT HURT?

Don’t let the cupping marks scare you. It doesn’t hurt at all! You may feel the initial suction on the skin. However, it is a gentle feeling.

WHAT ABOUT THE FIRE?

The fire is used to draw the oxygen out of the cup and create a suction on the skin. Fire is not applied to the skin.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

You know those tight muscles that you just can’t seem to relax. Cupping helps with that! Migraines, stiff neck and back, fertility, constipation, improves circulation, reduces body aches associated with cold and flu, and so much more.

WHAT ABOUT THOSE CRAZY RED MARKS?

You can expect to have red-purple cupping marks anywhere from 3 days to 1 week after treatment. Typically the tighter/congested an area is, the darker the cupping mark.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CUPPING?

Yep! Stationary cupping is when a cup is applied to one location and does not move. Sliding cupping is just that cups are applied on the skin and they are moved around along the muscle or area of the body that is being worked on. These are two most common styles of cupping I practice.

WHAT IS THAT POINT?: YIN TANG

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There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body. And one popular point that you often see in acupuncture images or receive during treatment is Yin Tang. Yin Tang is also knows as the Hall of Impressions. It is located between the inner eyebrows and is also known as the third eye area. It can be used for headaches, allergies, sinuses, vertigo, heavy sensation in the head, anxiety, insomnia, stress, and eye disorders.

Its AOM Day!

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine day is observed every year on October 24th. It is part of an effort to raise awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Take a look below to see the testimonials and stories of acupuncture patients and professionals.

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