Explore the Benefits of this Ancient Chinese Medicine Therapy
Some of you may have noticed or heard about Cupping Therapy recently with Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps. Cupping is wonderful technique that can improve your health and provide a number of benefits. Cupping is often combined with Acupuncture and can be even more beneficial when the two are used together.
Cupping uses suction to pull tissue and muscles upward. It is an ancient treatment that has modernized a bit over time. By placing glass jars on the skin, and vacuuming the air out of the cup the skin is drawn up into the cup.
- Increased Circulation
- Stimulate Fresh Blood Flow
- Pain Relief
Does it hurt?
No. There is a feeling of tightening in the area as the air is removed from the cup. Often, described as soothing and relaxing similar to a massage. The cups may be moved around or left in place based on your individual needs. Every treatment is individualized for the person and the day. Often cupping is used on the back and shoulders, but works work well on other areas of the body as well.
Cupping usually causes the skin to turn red or purple, especially if that area has been injured or carries energetic blockages. This discoloration can last for a week and sometimes longer. These areas are rarely painful. Once your skin is back to its usual color another treatment can be provided until your issue is resolved.
If you are looking to relieve stress, allergies, pain, fatigue, colds, back pain, flu, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions, and muscle aches, ask a licensed Acupuncturist about Cupping.
Reasons you will be hearing more about Cupping
Celebrities and Athletes are using cupping more and more ~ Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham and most recently Michael Phelps (21 gold medal winner, USA Olympic Swimmer), have all spoken about using cupping for improved performance, health conditions and/or relaxation.
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Quan Zhou, Licensed Acupuncturist at Groton Wellness
Quan Zhou received her Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1991 through a 5-year full-time program and holds a Master’s Degree of Human Nutrition with the University of Alabama.
Quan’s expertise lies in the areas of chronic and acute pain, allergy, digestive conditions, stress related problems, headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, neurological disorders, respiratory issues, supportive treatment for cancer, fertility, reproductive health, woman’s health and difficult-to-treat conditions in conventional medicine. She always finds great joy in helping patients return to health with acupuncture, ear therapy, cupping, guasha and acupressure.