Bello Family Chiropractic has professionals who specialize in the cupping massage technique. Cupping is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and has been proven to be a very effective chiropractic treatment.
History of Chinese Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy was first discussed in old medical textbooks in the Western World and was described as a medical practice that was used by Egyptians. There have also been accounts of Hippocrates using the Cupping Method for internal disease. Fire Cupping has also been practiced throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Cupping therapy is an alternative form of medicine and is perhaps better known as a traditional Chinese Medicine, like acupuncture.
Benefits of Cupping
Cupping therapy offers several advantages including aiding in promoting blood flow and increase blood circulation to muscles and tissue, supplies oxygen to cells, loosens knots, and can release and drain excess fluids and toxins. While cupping is considered relatively safe, it can cause some swelling and bruising on the skin. As the skin under a cup is drawn up, the blood vessels at the surface of the skin expand. This may result in small, circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. These bruises are usually painless, however, and disappear within a few days of treatment.
Does cupping therapy sound like the ideal treatment for you? Contact us today or visit our Clifton, NJ office, we’d be happy to assist you.