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  • Dr. Brandon Davy

Cupping Therapy

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 or a vacuum.

Cupping is done for many purposes, including to help ease pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, relaxation, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

The cups can be placed on the body and left for a few minutes or they can be moved around to help with soft tissue release.

It has been found to be helpful for a number of musculoskeletal conditions including muscular release, chronic low back pain, as well as chronic neck and shoulder pain.

It can commonly leave marks on the skin, similar to a bruise, as it allows for movement of stagnant blood, bringing it to the surface of the skin.

If you’re interested in cupping therapy, book and appointment today!

References: Al-Bedah, et al. (2018). The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine, 9(2), 90–97.

Chi, L., et al (2016). The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2016, 7358918. image taken from google images


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