Cupping Treatment Could Help You Find Lasting Pain Relief
Ask Your Physical Therapist About Cupping Treatment
Have you ever heard of cupping? The name might sound a little funny, but it’s a treatment that provides pain relief.
This is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. It’s been around for an incredibly long time – centuries, in fact! Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cultures were the first to use it, and now it is used to relieve pain, promote relaxation, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
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How does cupping work?
Cupping is a rather complex technique. Our Wilmington, NC physical therapists will use rubber pumps or silicone cups and put them upside down on your skin. As the air in the cup begins to cool, a vacuum is created, causing the skin to rise and the blood vessels to expand.
This is sometimes referred to as a “tissue distraction release” technique. Cups glide over various parts of the body during this process to raise and separate tissue.
This causes neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons to loosen more easily. It works by relaxing muscles, releasing trigger points, stimulating lymphatic flow, increasing local circulation, and releasing scar tissue adhesion.
Types of cupping methods
It is no secret that the practice of cupping among athletes is common and widespread. Several athletes from the 2016 Rio Olympics used cupping.
There are three types of cupping techniques available: longitudinal, cross-fiber, and circular. Longitudinal is the most common form in which the cup glides longitudinally across the muscle fibers.
Cross fiber is used when the tissue is believed to be scarred. Circular is typically used at the end of the session to ensure that all areas have been covered.
Can cupping help my specific condition?
It is important to bear in mind that cups are not a method of treatment involving wounds, infections, burns, or active inflammation of the skin.
Evidence supports cupping as an effective treatment technique for many disorders, such as chronic neck pain, low back pain, and fibromyalgia.
While there are some doubts about cupping, there is science behind the technique. The suction in the cups produces negative pressure, which helps increase hydration and blood flow to body tissues, reduce bondage, and eliminate excess fluids.
If you need lymphatic drainage or deep tissue massage, this is a versatile treatment that can be tailored to your condition.
There are many benefits associated . It can boost your skin’s health, help with respiratory problems, and even improve digestion. It is also used to speed up the recovery time and reduce symptoms of certain injuries and illnesses.
It’s also important to be aware that cupping can also cause bruises that can last up to two weeks on the skin. Bruises usually repair themselves over time, and they’re not something to worry about!
Discover how cupping can benefit you today
Are you currently living with an injury or health condition that keeps you from living your life the way you want to? It’s time to take control of your health. You can begin by scheduling an appointment at our Wilmington, NC physical therapy office today!
Meeting with one of our licensed Wilmington, NC physical therapists can help you find out if cupping is right for you. At Lumina Wellness Physical Therapy, we are here to provide you with the relief you need.