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Cupping Therapy Midtown NYC: Midtown AcuCare
What is cupping?
Cupping is a form of traditional medicine used in many cultures all over the world. It involves the practitioner creating a vacuum in a cup, and then applying the cup to the patient’s body.
How does cupping work?
Cupping helps to reverse some of the effects of an aging body that begins to break down. Initially cupping pulls blood into an area. The tissues get saturated with fresh blood while the vacuum pulls stagnant blood out of the area.
As new blood is forced into the tissues around the cups, the body will begin to develop new blood vessels. This process is called neovascularization, new blood vessel formation. This is thought to be why cupping can cause a lasting effect. As the new vessels form, they will have the capability to feed the tissues with nutrients and oxygen and all tissues need food and oxygen to survive.
What does cupping treat?
Cupping is very effective in treating patients with digestive problems, menstrual problems, respiratory problems like coughing or wheezing, as well as many other aches and pains. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches deep. It causes the tissues to release toxins, triggers the lymphatic system, clears colon blockages, and helps stimulate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries.
It has been estimated that more than 90 percent of Americans live in jeopardy of having a serious illness relating to the circulatory system. Cupping is best used as a preventive treatment, but where there is a disease, cupping can help the body heal itself without the use of drugs or going through surgery.
What to expect at a cupping therapy session
In a typical cupping treatment, the cups are left on the body for 5 to 45 minutes. Although cupping is not painful, you will feel some tightness or pulling at the skin and the technique will often leave marks or bruises at the treated areas.
At MidTown AcuCare, cupping may be prescribed by itself, or used in conjunction with acupuncture and other treatment methods.