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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy (treatment with medical cups), an ancient practice hailing from Egypt and China, has garnered attention from renowned European scientists in recent times. When applied correctly, medical cups can significantly enhance blood and lymph circulation in tissues, boost metabolic processes, and fortify the immune system.

Curious about cupping treatment in Chicago? Our clinic seamlessly combines modern techniques from both Western and Eastern medicine. If you're searching for proficient specialists in vacuum massage or “cupping therapy near me”, feel free to contact our Chicago-based clinic. Scheduling a consultation and exploring Cupping therapy prices is as simple as dialing our phone number (847) 724-1777.

What are the Benefits of Cupping?

Cupping massage helps:

  • Improve blood circulation and oxygen supply to tissues;
  • Reduce swelling by removing excess moisture;
  • Restore the location of collagen fibers in the skin and improve the functioning of fibroblast cells;
  • Relax muscles and remove the filling of stiffness;
  • Speed up muscle recovery after heavy exercises;
  • Reduce pain;
  • Get out of cellulite and lose weight faster.

Cupping durations typically range from 5 to 15 minutes, tailored to the specific requirements of the patient and the nature of the condition under treatment.

What Diseases Can Be Treated with Cupping?

In Western vacuum therapy, cupping is successfully used to treat many different diseases:

  • Osteochondrosis;
  • Disk protrusion;
  • Artrits and Artrosis;
  • Pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, congestion in the lungs;
  • Headache;
  • Obesity and cellulite;
  • Hypertension;
  • Sleep disturbance;
  • Radiculitis;
  • Intercostal neuralgia Urological diseases (urinary retention and incontinence, impotence);
  • Gynecological diseases (adnexitis, algodismenorrhea (painful periods, regardless of age), infertility (some types), sexual disorders (including lack of orgasm, etc.).

There are several contraindications for the use of vacuum reflexotherapy:

  • High body temperature, more than +38oC;
  • Ulcers and pustular rashes, swelling, large birthmarks;
  • ­Convulsions;
  • Mental excitement; ­
  • Hemophilia; ­
  • Serious heart disease; ­
  • Pregnancy;
  • Age restrictions – infancy and old age;
  • Alcohol or drug intoxication;
  • Local restrictions: varicose vessels; area of large main vessels; violation of the integrity of the skin.

How does Cupping work?

Cupping therapy, also known as vacuum therapy, employs medical cups and cupping massage to provide a unique healing experience. These cups create a sharp pressure differential that influences the skin, muscle tissue, and blood vessels. This, in turn, amplifies lymph and blood circulation, benefiting both superficial skin layers and deeper tissues and organs. This enhanced circulation contributes to improved tissue nutrition, expediting the healing of inflammation.

The primary objective of cupping therapy is to revitalize the circulation of qi and blood, facilitating the resolution of pain, tension, and inflammation. It accomplishes this by drawing out toxins, including environmental pollutants and metabolic byproducts, to the body's surface. In Western medicine, cupping is recognized for its role in enhancing circulation and alleviating tension in connective tissues. The outcome is relaxation, improved cell-to-cell communication, and the relief of local pain and muscle tension, resulting in enhanced energy flow.

Vacuum therapy comes in two primary forms: fixed and dynamic. Fixed cupping, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, is employed to induce localized blood stagnation, which is essential for eliminating pathogenic microorganisms and internal heat. Typically, cups are placed on the skin for 5 to 15 minutes in carefully chosen locations. This vacuum therapy method is particularly effective for addressing pain in the back, shoulders, and knees.

For individuals with bronchitis, cupping massage offers remarkable benefits. It enhances blood circulation within the chest area, aiding in the softening and removal of mucus. Furthermore, the cups exert mechanical pressure on the bronchi, expanding them and enhancing lung ventilation. This treatment approach proves most effective for bronchitis, pleurisy, and pneumonia.

What to Expect After Treatment?

Thanks to cupping therapy's muscle-relaxing properties, numerous athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics turned to it for quick muscle recovery. If you've ever noticed circular marks on athletes like swimmer Michael Phelps, celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, or even individuals you encounter daily, at the beach or among your friends, you've witnessed a temporary side effect of cupping therapy.

Patients need not fret over changes in skin color, as these only indicate temporary discolorations that typically resolve within a few hours or days. The benefits derived from cupping massage far outweigh these minor inconveniences, making it a favored choice for muscle relaxation and overall well-being.

To find out more how cupping therapy can improve your condition call us at 847 – 724 -1777.