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Cupping Treatment


Cupping Therapy is now available at Health by Design!

What is Cupping Therapy? 

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.

What are the potential benefits of Cupping Therapy?


It helps with blood circulation in the localized area. It is a safe and non-invasive technique that helps with various health problems.


There are actually many U.S. celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and David Arquette, as well as Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps who have taken part in Cupping therapy treatments.

Pain and Inflammation

It is commonly used for back problems and other general aches and pains. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. (WebMD). An increase in blood circulation can relieve muscle tension which improves blood flow and can promote cell repair. This can also lead to new connective tissues and new blood vessels created in the tissue. It loosens muscles and helps prevent muscle spasms, which is why it is popular among athletes. The idea is that this suction helps create healthier fascia, which translates into more flexibility and better muscle recovery (Flinn). It can help to release toxins, clear out blockages, create energy flow, and improve blood flow through veins and arteries.


A recent review of the treatment describes cupping as a treatment that can strengthen the body’s resistance, restore balance between positive and negative forces, remove disease-causing factors, and promote blood circulation (Shmerling, 2016). This is also the belief of many Taoists in China.

Managing Chronic Conditions

It is also known to help with acute illnesses such as the common cold and clearing congestion, along with upper respiratory infections.


Cupping can also benefit the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion (Rushall, 2017).


Here are some of the health conditions Cupping could help with:

  • Allergies

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Blood Disorders

  • Cervical Spondylosis

  • Cellulite

  • Cholesterol (lowering)

  • Depression

  • Disc Herniation

  • Dyspnea

  • Eczema

  • Facial Paralysis

  • Fatigue

  • Fertility

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gynecological problems

  • Hemophilia

  • Herpes Zoster

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Hives

  • Migraines

  • Neck Pain

  • Rheumatic Diseases

  • Shingles

  • Varicose Veins

Call the office and schedule your Cupping Therapy appointment today!

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