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Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is an ancient method of treatment that has been used in the treatment of a broad range of conditions.

It is performed by creating negative pressure within the cupping tool, either by flame, electrical, or manual suction. At the time, rhythmical strokes to stimulate the muscle and underlying fascia are incorporated for more deeply penetrating and likely holistic benefit.

There are 2 main types of cupping therapy, dry and wet cupping. Dry cupping involved pulling of the skin into a cup without scarifications, while in wet cupping the skin is lacerated so that blood is drawn into the cup.

The ONLY cupping therapy offered at Centeno-Schultz Clinic is dry cupping created by manual suction.

At CSC, cupping is often used in conjunction with other adjunct therapies with our clinic such as functional dry needling (IMS), Graston technique, and other manual myofascial treatment approaches.

Please explore our FAQ section below about cupping therapy.

How long does a cupping session take?

Cupping sessions usually take approximately 15-20 minutes per episode.

Does cupping cause bruising?

As a result of the manual manipulation and mobilization of the soft tissue as well as the fascial layers below the skin, minimal to mild bruising is often associated with this technique. This is usually reabsorbed back into the body within the next several days and is not a permanent consequence to the treatment.

How will I feel after?

The patient is often left with a sense of flushing of circulation to the targeted areas along with a sense of reduction of their symptoms, whether it be inflammation or pain, or both.

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