Cupping Therapy

Chiropractor in Dearborn Heights, MI

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Cupping Therapy services offered in Dearborn Heights, MI

Cupping therapy is an all-natural treatment that can relieve pain, improve circulation, and help you get back to your normal activities. At 1st Choice Chiropractic in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, esteemed chiropractic physician Hamzi Naserdean, DC, offers cupping therapy in the office to help you meet your health goals without harmful medications or unnecessary downtime. Call the office or book your appointment using online scheduling today.

Cupping Therapy Q&A

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that stimulates your body’s internal healing mechanisms by boosting blood flow. 

Increasing blood flow in this way can help the body to better fight pain, stiffness, and other physical ailments. It also calms an overactive nervous system, and some experts believe that cupping also helps your body to clear toxins. 

Cupping therapy is a holistic treatment form that can bring on excellent results, especially in combination with other natural treatments such as chiropractic massage and chiropractic adjustments. 

What does cupping therapy treat?

Cupping therapy can treat many conditions, including: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stiff muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Cellulite

Cupping can also treat other conditions, including pain in other parts of your body, breathing issues, gastrointestinal issues, and carpal tunnel syndrome. At 1st Choice Chiropractic, most patients have cupping therapy on their back, often after other types of therapy. 

How does cupping therapy work?

During cupping therapy, your provider at 1st Choice Chiropractic heats the inside of small cups made of glass, plastic, bamboo, ceramic, silicone, or metal. The heat removes oxygen from inside the cup to make a vacuum. Then your provider affixes the cups on your skin in a specific way, creating suction. 

Cupping draws the skin up into the cups, and the cups remain in place for around 10 minutes while you relax (usually, face-down on your stomach). The cups typically stay in one place during treatment, but in some cases, your provider may slide the cups across your skin (dynamic cupping therapy).

Then your provider removes the cups and gently releases the skin. After your cupping therapy session, it’s normal to experience bruising or other skin discoloration. This shows that cupping therapy has dilated blood vessels and stimulated the healing processes within your skin. But those bruises fade within a week or two. 

Is cupping therapy right for me?

If you’re curious whether cupping therapy can help you, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Naserdean about it at your next appointment at 1st Choice Chiropractic. 

Cupping therapy is safe for most people, but it isn’t for use in people with bleeding disorders, blood clotting disorders, epilepsy, or certain skin conditions. 

Are you ready to learn more about cupping therapy? Call 1st Choice Chiropractic or use the online scheduling feature to set up your cupping therapy consultation with an expert provider today.