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If you’ve never heard of Chinese cupping before, you aren’t alone. This technique has been around for thousands of years, but only recently has gained popularity in the United States. In fact, cupping is quickly becoming known as a great alternative to modern medicine to help cure certain pains and ailments. Your local acupuncture office may offer cupping as a service, and if they do, you owe it to yourself to experience the many benefits it offers.

Stress Relief

If you feel stressed out constantly, you may feel prompted to search for “acupuncture near me.” Your local acupuncturist may offer cupping as a service to relieve your body of some stress, since it can release tight muscles. Once you’re done with your cupping treatment, you may feel like you just received the best massage you’ve ever had.

Pain Relief

Whether you’re an athlete with aches and pains, or you are just the average person with different areas of pain, Chinese cupping can help. Cupping is a safe and effective method for reducing muscle pain and joint pain, no matter the cause of the pain. Many patients experience immediate relief from pain like muscle stiffness, cramps, joint pains, back pain, neck pain and more.

Relief From Allergies or Common Colds

Chinese cupping can also treat certain respiratory issues, as well as common allergies and colds. It works by giving the immune system a boost and improving blood flow throughout the body. Many people aren’t aware of cupping being an alternative to medications when treating allergies or common colds, but the technique has been used for this very purpose for thousands of years.

Relaxation

The pain level of cupping is similar to the discomfort experienced when you get a local acupuncture treatment. You may feel some minor discomfort, but cupping generally feels like a deep tissue massage. Patients have to remain still throughout the cupping treatment, which is sometimes a benefit of its own. Once the treatment is complete, patients should experience a significant relief in muscle tension, similar to receiving a massage.

On Point Acupuncture & Wellness not only specializes in acupuncture, but we also offer Chinese cupping as well at our Southlake office. As cupping becomes more of a popular treatment method for patients, we are proud to be able to offer it as an option to help relieve your pain. To learn more about the benefits of cupping, contact us today to set up an initial consultation.

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