At New Heights Chiropractic & Nutrition, we offer cupping therapy for our patients in Bensalem as an option for helping you become pain free. Cupping involves using plastic cups that lifts your skin. The treatment works by drawing blood flow into the area where the cups are placed, improving circulation and removing toxins from the area. The space created between the skin and the underlying tissue releases tension from the muscle.These cups are typically placed on back, neck or shoulders, but can also go on the legs and arms.
Benefits of Cupping
As part of our pain relief treatment options, Dr. Stef may utilize cupping if she feels it will be beneficial to your recovery plan. Cupping provides many benefits such as relieving muscle tension and tightness while reducing inflammation present within your body. Cupping Therapy also helps stimulate healing by increasing blood circulation in the area where the cups are placed and detoxing your body from inflammatory toxins.
What to Expect After Cupping
After receiving cupping therapy, we highly recommend increasing your water intake. The treatment helps remove toxins from your body and water can help with flushing them out of your system. You will experience temporary bruising on your skin which is caused by broken blood vessels. This is an important part of the healing process and the discoloration will dissipate soon after treatment. It takes a similar amount of time as a typical bruise to heal.