What Is Cupping Therapy and Where Can You Find This Treatment Method in New Farm

Have you been suffering from chronic pain in your back? Do you have inexplicable muscular tension or stiffness that won’t seem to go away? Do you have a cold or flu that won’t abate?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these three questions, then it might be time to look into cupping therapy in New Farm. Cupping therapy, like acupuncture, is a form of traditional Chinese medicine—though it is less known and less widespread than its cousin. In cupping therapy, cups or jars are placed on the skin at roughly the same points where needles are placed during acupuncture treatments. Practitioners then apply suction to the cups, which allows the cup to pull gently on the skin and near-surface muscle tissues.

Cupping therapy is as pleasant as a massage, but it can also have hugely positive effects on the health of patients. Applying suction and pressure to the skin and muscle encourages better blood flow, reduces tightness or stiffness and relaxes the body as a whole. As a result, cupping can help to relieve chronic pain in the back or neck, get rid of migraines, relieve arthritic pain and even treat cellulite. Evidence also suggests that cupping can help to open the lungs, which is beneficial for the treatment of asthma, colds, flu and more.

At Acupuncture and Natural Therapies on Ann Street, we offer cupping therapy and acupuncture in New Farm. To learn more about the benefits of these oriental medicines or to schedule an appointment for treatment, call us on (07) 3852 1688.