Cupping therapies have been around for some time, although you may not have heard of the benefits of the therapy. It’s a popular therapy with many; both professional and serious athletes have discovered the benefits of cupping therapy.
There are numerous reasons people seek out cupping therapy. Cupping can help to alleviate certain pain, inflammation, circulation and blood flow, relaxation, and overall well-being. It can be effective as a type of deep-tissue massage. It’s become a very popular therapy with professional athletes and Olympians.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine; during a therapy session, your chiropractic therapist at Larson Chiropractic places special cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The process isn’t painful, although patients should feel a soft pinch or a tightness when the special cup provides suction.
And when the cups are removed, patients will notice small colored circles. These circles aren’t a cause to worry; the circles are the result of stagnant blood that has been brought to the skin’s surface. When a muscle is chronically tight these circles can appear darker.
There is relief from pain and tightness in the neck and the back, from headaches and other chronic symptoms with the help of chiropractic medicine. Chiropractic medicine can help people struggling with symptoms of pain caused by accident or injury; your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help you recover from everyday pain, work place injuries, and sports injuries.
If you think that chiropractic medicine will help to alleviate any symptoms you may be experiencing, or if you are interested in a specialized therapy such as cupping to alleviate symptoms of tightness and pain, then call your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic today.