Cupping Therapy

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by Thomas White on Cupping

Dr Hill is the best at this. I have experienced so much relief from this approach. Dr. Hill takes time in her assessment and is right on with how to approach a problem reported to her. She is wonderful!

by Phoenix, AZ on Cupping

Dr. Hill is the best in her field!! She is amazing. Caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable!! I am so happy I found her!! She has helped me minimize my back pain, decrease anxiety, and feel more energized! I would highly recommend Dr. Hill.

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What is Cupping Therapy?

  • Negative pressure from the suction cups act as a “reverse massage” for myofascial release:

– Rapidly facilitate rigid soft tissue release

– Stretch, loosen & lift connective tissue to release areas of adhesions and constrictions

– Promote fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood and lymph to skin & muscles

– Drain fluid and toxins through lymphatic system

– Sedate the nervous system to relieve pain

– Relieves inflammation

– Provide deep relaxation be stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (reducing blood pressure)

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What can cupping be used to treat?

  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Lung congestion
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Migraine headaches
  • Back and neck pain
  • Facial paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Cellulite

Recently in the news Team USA Olympians, including Michael Phelps, have been spotted with cupping marks on their back and shoulders.  As you can see, the discoloration of these athlete’s skin is very dark because they are constantly tearing muscle fiber with the physical stress they put on their body.  Cupping will help them heal faster to be able to workout sooner and with less likelihood of injury.  Click here for cupping in the news.

 

Why are there sometimes marks or discolorations as a result from Cupping Therapy?

  • The most common misunderstandings concerning cupping is the misinterpretations of the marks that sometimes result. These marks are NOT bruises! Bruising is caused by impact trauma with the breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury.  There is no compression in correctly performed cupping.
  • When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells.  This results in a local build-up of waste products such as dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, and toxins. It is quite common during stationary cupping (left static for 5 – 15 minutes) to achieve dramatic ‘marks’ or ‘discolorations’, while the less aggressive action of moving the cups, minimizes the intensity and duration of the discolorations.  This is the therapeutically desired effect – the more this is visible, the greater the level of stagnation and toxicity. The discoloration will fade over 3-7 days.  Over multiple treatments, there will be less and less discoloration, indicating the internal unwanted toxins have been systematically purged.

 

What can I expect after Cupping Therapy?

  • Aside from a reduction of pain, the after effects of cupping are most intense at the beginning of receiving treatments, and lessen dramatically as your system becomes accustomed to the treatments as they cumulate. Similar to a deep tissue massage, you may feel the need to sleep or you may feel a burst of energy, a warm sensation over the area treated, thirst, increased urination, soreness (like after a strenuous exercise), or even a headache as your lymphatic system drains the purged accumulation. In general, you will be surprised at how relaxed, warm and light you’ll feel – hours… sometimes even days afterwards.

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by Thomas White on Cupping

Dr Hill is the best at this. I have experienced so much relief from this approach. Dr. Hill takes time in her assessment and is right on with how to approach a problem reported to her. She is wonderful!

by Phoenix, AZ on Cupping

Dr. Hill is the best in her field!! She is amazing. Caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable!! I am so happy I found her!! She has helped me minimize my back pain, decrease anxiety, and feel more energized! I would highly recommend Dr. Hill.

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