When you participate in a cupping session, your acupuncturist will strategically place round jars (either glass, plastic or bamboo) on numerous trigger points on your body for suction release. Cupping can also help to disperse or break up stagnation and congestion by drawing the congested blood to the surface.*
By utilizing a suction therapeutic action, we are able to help penetrate deep into the muscle, helping to release harmful toxins and trigger the lymphatic system. The different types of marks left behind by cupping will help your practitioner determine what is blocking your energy or causing inflammation.*
Cupping Therapy in our Smithtown office are offered in two ways; dry cupping and wet cupping.*
Dry Cupping: This type of cupping involves one of our practitioners simply placing suction cups on the skin.
Wet Cupping: A small puncture will be made to the skin with a lancet to apply the suction cup over, therefore drawing out a small amount of blood.
Watch Dr. Anthony Gordon, demonstrate the cupping method for lower to mid back pain and explain the benefits it has to relieve back pain.*
When you make cupping a part of your natural wellness plan, there are plenty of benefits that will follow. Cupping is a relaxing therapy that focuses on the skin, muscles and fascia. It can also help to promote blood circulation and helping to speed up muscle recovery commonly associated with sports injuries.*
You may also benefit from enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation, removing toxins and dead cells as well as softening tissue (by warming the skin) and helping you gain elasticity.* You can use cupping therapy for a variety of different conditions.*