arvada acupuncture & wellness logo
8910 Ralston Rd., Suite 102 ~ Arvada, CO 80002
Call (720) 275-1965 to schedule an appointment or consultation
Acupuncture ~ Chinese Herbology ~ Auricular Medicine ~ Medical Qi Gong ~ Anma Massage

Cupping

Cupping is a very effective method of treatment used for diseases such as coughing, chest congestion, common cold, arthritic pain, muscular pain, stomach-ache, and headache. It is contra-indicated for high- fever, allergic skin conditions or ulcerated sores, area of thin muscle or boney angles and depression and on the back or abdomen of pregnant women. There are many other considerations your practitioner takes into account when deciding if this method is appropriate.

How Does Cupping Work?
  • A vacuum is created in a glass or bamboo "cup" with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol.
  • The cotton ball is ignited and inserted into the cup which will evacuate some air creating a vacuum.
  • The cotton ball is withdrawn and the cup is quickly placed on the skin.
  • The cup remains in place for 5-15 minutes and may leave a bruise.
  • Sometimes a medium such as Woodlock oil is applied to the mouth of the cup or the patient's skin, then the practitioner slides the cup along a large body surface such as the back or thigh until skin redness is noted. This technique is known as moving cupping or sliding cupping. Other methods of cupping combine the use of acupuncture needles or herbal medicine preparations such as ginger juice.

    Is Cupping Painful?
    Cupping is generally not painful. Some people who suffer from fibromyalgia or Epstein-Barr disease or other chronic muscular disorders or chronic viral diseases may feel some discomfort and should report it to their practitioner. Most patients report significant improvement after a cupping treatment.

    Are you ready to take charge of your health and life once and for all?
    Call NOW to set up your initial appointment or complimentary 15 minute consult.

    Copyright© 2008 ~ 2014 Arvada Acupuncture & Wellness