Cupping

A little about Cupping Therapy~

The primary objective of cupping therapy is to move Qi and Blood and remove Stagnation of any kind from the body. Recent studies have shown that cupping therapy has many therapeutic effects including:
  
   -increase in blood circulation
   -reduction in pain, swelling, inflammation, and         muscle spasm
   -better flow of synovial fluids in the joints
   -strengthens the digestive function and absorption     of nutrients
   -detoxifies the blood
   -stimulate the parasympathetic and sympathetic         nervous systems creating an overall well being





What to expect during and after a cupping therapy~


During the treatment the patient should experience a pulling, stretching, warming sensation on the skin, but not pain. If the cupping is too uncomfortable, please tell your practitioner.


After cupping therapy, the patient will most likely have slight markings at the site of the treatment. The extent of the markings depends on the length and strength of the treatment session. The markings usually fade within a few days but may last up to a week or two. The markings will usually appear worst after the first treatment but as the circulation improves and stagnation is removed with each treatment, the marking will decrease.


After treatment, it is normal to feel a little light-headed and some thirst. It is important for the patient to take their time when getting up from the treatment table and to drink some water directly after treatment. In the winter, it is important to stay warm and covered after treatment because the pores are open and susceptible to external pathogens directly after a cupping session.


For more information about cupping therapy please visit Fiona's blog post.


Rates:

Community:
-Cupping Session 20-30 minutes: $30-$50 sliding scale
-Acupuncture and Cupping Combination Treatment 60-75 minutes: $60-$80 sliding scale

Private:
-Cupping Session 30-40 minutes: $65
-Acupuncture and Cupping Combination Treatment 75 minutes: $100