What is Cupping?
And what are the benefits? In cupping, practitioners place specialized cups (we use class cups) on the skin. Then either heat or an air vacuum is used to create suction between the cup and the skin. This suction causes the skin to balloon into the cups and blood flows towards the surface of the skin. The created pressure under the cups feels very relaxing.
Afterwards the cupping marks show on the skin, they generally fade after two to four days.
How Does Cupping Work?
According to TCM there are fourteen main energy meridians throughout the body. Similar to acupuncture, cupping will help unblocking these meridians which allows the energy (Qi) to flow freely, remove toxins, and support healing.
The suction created in the cups can affect muscle tissue deep into the body. This significantly increases blood flow and as a result pulls toxins from where they may have been stored, such as the muscles. Once the toxins are released into the blood, they are able to be flushed out of the system through sweat and urine.
What Are the Benefits?
- Reduces stress
- Soothes cranky, tight muscles similar to an intense deep tissue massage
- Promotes a sense of relaxation throughout the body
- Reduces pain such as lower back pain, arthritis and all kinds of muscle tension or aching
- Helps with sports injuries
- Improves your energy level
- Supports the healing of allergies, arthritis, and the common cold
- Helps with digestive issues
We charge $55 for a cupping session (without acupuncture), and $35 in addition to your acupuncture session.
We provide TCM treatment for a wide range of conditions.
This list is only an example. Indication of conditions that can be treated is much broader. To set up an appointment please contact us at 651 222-1200.
Chronic and difficult conditions
Self Immune Disorder
Colds, Coughs, Flu
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
General Health Maintenance and Stress Management
Difficult and complex cases