Cupping Treatment Clinic in South Surrey BC
Cupping is a form of traditional medicine that can provide relief from pain, inflammation, and many other conditions. At Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre, our experienced medical professionals can help ease their pain. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at Unit #103 – 15222 32nd Avenue Diversion, Surrey, BC V3Z 0R8, Canada.
Cupping is a form of traditional medicine where the practitioner places special cups on a certain section of skin in which they aim to provide relief. The cups can be made out of several materials such as glass, bamboo, silicone, and earthenware. There are also various forms of cupping depending on what the practitioner chooses to incorporate. For example:
Dry cupping: does not involve bloodletting and typically involves a vacuum that is created manually or by suction cups.
Dynamic cupping: typically uses oil or water to help glide the cups in a specific pattern
Cupping is a therapy that aims to help decrease pain, and inflammation and helps promote blood flow to a local area. It helps improve micro-circulation to a local area and functions similarly to a deep tissue massage.
Cupping therapy has been shown to help treat various conditions. Cupping can also be combined with various other treatment modalities to help increase its efficacy. Some conditions that it has clinically proven to bring relief to are: back pain, gout, acute soft tissue injury, fibromyalgia, chronic neck pain, etc. Currently, cupping has been used in various other forms as well such as facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction.
The marks created by the cups may appear a bit intimidating at first, but they are a result of the suction created by the vacuum effects of the cups being applied to the skin. The bruising typically begins to fade within a week. In traditional Chinese medicine, they often used to believe that these areas of bruising indicated stagnation and by applying cups it helps recirculate the blood and decrease inflammation.
The contraindications of cupping typically depend on the type of cups involved in the treatment, the application, and the frequency of the cupping. Cupping therapy ranges clinically, so it is important to look at individuals as a whole. For instance, cupping is not advised over oozing or infected areas as it may enhance d-dimers which is a fibrin degradation product. In conclusion, it is important to consult with your healthcare professional if cupping is the right form of treatment for you.
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