Franklin Back & Joint Care Inc. offers a wide range of services to promote personal healing without medication and unnecessary chemicals. One of the services our chiropractor offers is cupping, which can be instrumental in helping you overcome your low back pain problems and so much more.
What Is Cupping?
Cupping is a form of treatment considered an alternative therapy today. Despite this fact, it has long roots dating back centuries in ancient China where this particular healing art was first practiced. Cupping involves placing cups in specific locations on the body to encourage blood flow in order to facilitate healing.
Cupping is widely believed to provide the following medical benefits and more:
- Improve circulation.
- Relieve muscle tension, pains, sprains, back injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries.
- Promote cellular repair.
- Create new connective tissues and blood vessels.
- Reduce inflammation.
- Remedy various lung conditions.
- Manage arthritis pain and inflammation.
- Boost immunity.
It sounds like a tall order of healing power by simply placing cups on your skin. There’s a little more to the process than that.
How Does Cupping Work?
There are two primary forms of cupping. Wet and dry cupping. With dry cupping, only suction is used to create points of pressure and relief in predetermined locations. Wet cupping is more invasive and may involve the combination of suction and controlled medicinal bleeding.
One thing people love about cupping to treat these conditions is that it offers minimal side effects and risks compared to surgical options. Among the risks associated with cupping are those listed below.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness during or after treatment.
- Marks on the skin where cup rims were placed during treatment.
- Infection (a small risk that is usually controlled with proper cleaning before and after your sessions).
It is highly unusual for people to experience serious side effects from cupping. However, you can minimize your risks by working with qualified practitioners who have studied the ancient art of cupping extensively.
There are times when cupping isn’t recommended. For instance, aging adults may have thinner, more fragile skin that poses a greater risk for cupping. People with sunburns, open wounds, skin ulcers, internal organ conditions, or who have experienced recent traumas might want to seek alternative therapies to manage their pain, inflammation, and other conditions.
Contact Franklin Back & Joint Care Inc. today to learn more about the many benefits cupping offers and plan an appointment with our chiropractor to address your low back pain or other maladies through this time-honored art.