Cupping – Using glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum in order to increase warmth and circulation..
We use cupping to break up stagnation associated with emotional upset, back or neck pain, and headaches.
The techniques leave a form of mild ecchymosis (bruising) that does not hurt and resembles red dots on the back. In some severe cases patients have purple or darker stagnation indicating how bad the condition had been.
These techniques do often make you more tired (and relaxed) the first time you get them so we ask patients to avoid partying, swimming, or eating fatty, spicy, or oily foods and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after treatment.
This treatment is recommended to be used fortnightly to monthly