Cupping therapy draws blood to your skin’s surface using vacuum suction, alleviating inflammation in deeper tissues. At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas, Elisa Guillen, DC, and the team perform cupping therapy to treat arthritis, back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain types. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness or schedule an appointment online to find out how cupping can benefit you.
Cupping is a healing therapy that uses cups and vacuum suction to increase blood flow near the surface of your skin. In turn, the process releases deep inflammation to alleviate various types of pain and dysfunction.
Experts aren’t entirely sure of the extent of the benefits of cupping therapy. However, they know the treatment breaks open dozens of capillaries near your skin’s surface. Your body then treats these areas as injuries that it must heal. Some people also theorize that cupping therapy clears toxins directly from the pores in your skin.
The team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness evaluates your condition to determine the ideal placement for the cups. They can use cupping on various parts of your body, including your back, stomach, and limbs.
Cupping therapy can reduce pain and other symptoms from many musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Cupping is especially beneficial for chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for a year or longer.
You might benefit from cupping therapy as part of your treatment for:
Elite Chiropractic & Wellness typically recommends cupping therapy alongside other therapies, including acupuncture, rehabilitative exercises, and chiropractic adjustments. Cupping works well alongside most manual therapies for pain management and rehabilitation.
There are two different methods of cupping therapy that differ in their steps. After placing the cups, the team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness leaves them in place for several minutes. They might remove them briefly to stretch and massage the tissue.
Based on your needs and preferences, the team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness may recommend:
During dry cupping, the team heats the inside of the cups by creating a flame using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball. The heat causes oxygen to exit the cup, which creates vacuum suction against your skin.
Wet cupping involves puncture wounds that create channels through which toxins can exit your tissues.
To find out if cupping therapy can benefit you, call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness or schedule a treatment consultation online today.