The Philosophy Behind Pain and Cupping. What is Cupping Used For?

“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”

The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.   Cupping is not new and is currently used in traditional medicine.  People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

After completing a full evaluation of your current abilities, limitations, pain, musculoskeletal status, and assessment of your goals, your therapist will determine if you will benefit from cupping as part of your treatment plan.

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