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Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a technique that involves placing glass or silicon cups on your skin, which creates suction on your skin. Cupping therapy is used for a variety of conditions, including pain management, muscle tension, respiratory issues, and stress relief. This therapy helps improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, and promote detoxification. Cupping can be an excellent complement to your acupuncture session, if it is determined that you are a good candidate for cupping. 

How Cupping Works

  • Promotion of Blood Flow: The suction created by the cups enhances blood circulation to the targeted area. Improved blood flow helps nourish and oxygenate tissues, remove waste products, and promote the body's natural healing processes. This is thought to be beneficial for conditions involving muscle tension, pain, and inflammation.

  • Release of Toxins and Waste Products: Cupping is also believed to encourage the release of toxins and metabolic waste products from the body's tissues. It is thought that the negative pressure created by the cups helps to mobilize and remove these substances, promoting detoxification.

  • Relaxation of Muscles and Fascia: Cupping helps relax and loosen muscle and fascial tissues and even scar tissue. This is especially useful for treating conditions where muscle tension or tightness is a primary issue, such as in cases of musculoskeletal pain or discomfort.

  • Stimulating the Nervous System: The application of cups to the skin can stimulate sensory nerves. This stimulation may have a calming effect on the nervous system and promote relaxation, making it beneficial for stress relief and anxiety reduction.

  • Reduction of Inflammation: Cupping may help reduce local inflammation by increasing blood flow and promoting the release of anti-inflammatory substances in the body.

Cupping therapy at ACNC is not a stand alone service but can easily be included in your acupuncture session. If you're curious about cupping you can contact our Fort Collins clinic with any questions or schedule an appointment today!

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