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The use of cups creates a partial vacuum on the skin either by means of heat or suction that draws up the underlying tissues and creates localized congestion encouraging an atmosphere for healing to take place. Cupping therapy also promotes the opening and flow of energy along the meridians of the body and is often used to treat pain caused by stagnation.  It is also thought that cupping can affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries, capillaries, skin, stretch marks and improve varicose veins. It is much like receiving a deep tissue massage and is very safe. Cupping can be used on the neck, shoulders, back, sacral area, hip, abdomen, thigh, upper arms, calves, and in some cases even the forehead or the soles of the feet, depending on the condition. The sensation of cupping is often characterized as deeply warm and relaxing.

Common medical conditions treated with cupping:

  • Common Cold
  • Upper Respiratory problems such as Asthma
  • Sore Muscles, tension
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Abdominal Pain, indigestion
  • Gynecological conditions