Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of Chinese therapy to help relieve pain dating back thousands of years. People choose cupping therapy for many reasons, including help with pain,  inflammation, migraines, increase blood flow, and over all relaxation and well being. Cupping therapy helps to circulate blood flow to promote muscle healing.

The Cupping Method

Cupping is a therapeutic method in which a jar or a cup is attached in strategic areas to the skin surface with negative pressure. The therapist will make the by effect by change in heat or by suctioning out air.  The result is a vacuum inside the cup.  The skin inside the cup becomes reddened due to the congestion of blood flow.  The local congestion though the negative heat serves to promote circulation flow of Qi and blood. It helps draw out and eliminate pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp and heat. Cupping also moves Qi and Blood and opens the pores of the skin, to expel pathogens through the skin itself.

Conditions Cupping Therapy Successfully Treats:

  • Rheumatic pain
  • Headache
  • Gastralgia (stomach pain)
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Menorrhalgia (painful menstruation cramps)
  • Common cold and cough
  • Arthritis due to wind-cold dampness
  • Acute sprain
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of body)
  • Carbuncle, furuncle (boil / inflammation of skin)
  • Soft tissue lesions
  • Ulcers which are at the early stage of development

Will I Have Cupping Marks After a Cupping Session?

You may have cupping marks after a session depending on the length and number of cups used in the therapy. Skin should look normal again within 3 to 10 days.

Make Your Appointment for Cupping Therapy Today

Alice is available in three  Metro Detroit locations: Dearborn, Wyandotte and Clawson, MI
While each location offers Chinese Natural Therapies, there may be select services offered at each location on limited days.  Choose the Metro Detroit location more convenient for you and your schedule. The Dearborn, Wyandotte – Downriver, and Clawson Offices are here to assist you.  Please always feel free to call with questions.