Cupping in Huntersville

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Cupping in Huntersville NC is a massage-like therapy that uses round glass, silicone, or bamboo cups to create suction on the skin and increase blood flow to the area.

It’s an ancient practice that dates back to Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. In 400 BC, Herodotus listed wet and dry cupping as a treatment for many ailments, including maldigestion, lack of appetite, and headaches.

How Cupping Works in Huntersville NC

Cupping is performed when a professional creates a vacuum inside of the cups, either by heating up the inside or using a pump. The cups are then placed on the body to create a light suction against the skin.

There are two types of cupping: dry cupping, and wet cupping.

Dry cupping is the least invasive, and only occurs on the surface of the skin, using the method described above. Wet cupping includes making small scratches in the skin and drawing a small amount of blood. Some believe this can help remove toxins from the body.

It’s important that you choose the cupping method you are most comfortable with.

Does Cupping Hurt?

Make sure you see a licensed practitioner and your cupping session shouldn’t hurt. You will likely come away with some mild soreness and bruising or red marks that will fade over time, but this is all normal.

Cupping is generally considered safe, although there are some who shouldn’t undergo the therapy. Check with your licensed provider.

Cupping May Help With The Following

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Muscular tension
  • Chronic back pain
  • Acne
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea

If you’re considering cupping therapy, give the team at Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture a call today!

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Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture
9630 Sherrill Estates Road Suite B
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 947-7272

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