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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy promotes an increase in blood flow using suction cups, alleviating inflammation in deeper tissues. At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas, Elisa Guillen, DC, and Marisa Sosa, DC perform cupping therapy to treat back pain, neck pain, and many other chronic pain types. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness or schedule an appointment online to find out how cupping can benefit you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is cupping?

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.  

Which conditions can benefit from cupping?

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:

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Joint pain

  • Headaches and migraines

What should I expect from cupping?

Cupping is an alternative therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can promote various therapeutic effects. Here's what you can generally expect from cupping:

  • Suction and pressure sensation during cupping

  • Circular bruise like marks following cupping

  • Relaxation and stress relief

  • Increased blood circulation 

  • Pain relief

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