Premier Chiropractic Clinic

Cupping Therapy

If you’ve never heard of cupping therapy, you should talk to Premier Chiropractic Clinic about this fascinating therapeutic method. Cupping isn’t exactly new, though.

It originated as an ancient Chinese medicine therapy that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern clinical and anecdotal evidence has shown that cupping is highly effective for fast muscle recovery, which is why cupping therapy is highly sought after by top-level athletes and others who demand optimal performance from their bodies.

What Is Cupping?

Cupping is a non-invasive therapy involving the application of several cups on the surface of the skin. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including glass, silicone, plastic, ceramic, and bamboo. These cups are pre-heated to a comfortable and tolerable level before application. Within the circumference of the cup, a suction is created, and the skin beneath puckers into the cup. This suction is the basis of the therapy.

How Does Cupping Work?

When the suction is created, blood flow is concentrated in that area. In case you don’t know, blood flow is what permits internal healing. Blood cells deliver much-needed nutrients and other materials necessary to induce the healing process. This is why wounds swell immediately after the incident-because your body is doing what is necessary to promote healing. In cupping the intense blood flow is facilitated by cupping and suction.

How Fast Does Cupping Work?

Many patients report immediate relief after just one cupping session. For long-term relief, Premier Chiropractic Clinic may suggest multiple cupping treatments. Consult with our team during your visit for recommendations for your specific situation.

Is Cupping Painful?

There is a sensation that goes along with cupping therapy. Most patients find that cupping causes minimal discomfort. The after-effects of cupping therapy include redness and/or bruising at the site of the individual cups. However, this redness and/or bruising goes away fairly quickly.

Cupping Therapy Is Offered At Our Offices

Our team has considerable experience offering cupping therapy for a multitude of conditions including:

  • Muscle soreness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Localized pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Eczema
  • Migraine
  • Anxiety

If you suffer from any of these conditions or something else, it’s worth it to ask our team about the possibility of cupping therapy as a treatment option. Are you interested in learning more about cupping therapy?

Give us a call to schedule an appointment or book online at either our Mt Lebanon or McMurray office.


What Our Patients Say

Salazar Sisters
Salazar Sisters
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I came here in the worst pain of my life! I left with an enormous appreciation for this type of healing! I can not recommend enough! 10 STARS!
Joshua Bernard Forrest
Joshua Bernard Forrest
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Dr. Meenan is highly skilled at detecting the exact source of the pain and the problem and in implementing techniques that are effective at generating relief. Very perceptive, and he listens carefully.
Aimee Moss
Aimee Moss
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Great service, everyone is so friendly and helpful. They have managed to squeeze me in when I really tweaked my back and couldn’t really move!
Brianna Suppo
Brianna Suppo
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By far the best massage. Amy was amazing. I needed some time to decompress and relax and she did just that for me. Highly recommend
Judy Dempsey
Judy Dempsey
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Had a good experience at Premier Chiropractic Clinic. Office is run very efficiently. Very clean. Dr Brian was excellent.

In Pain? Need Treatment?

Simply give us a call or book an appointment online. Our professional team of chiropractors will take a closer look to suggest the best treatment for your needs. We are here to help!