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

Frederico Carneiro
Frederico Carneiro
Magical! Pain went away!
Paloma Shandor
Paloma Shandor
I have been through 3 different chiropractors over the past decade here in Pittsburgh, and after struggling with so-so care that never worked well with my body, I finally discovered Premier Chiropractic! Hooray! Dr. Brian is a good listener, a joyful personality, a skilled physician, and he really wants his patients to be well! : ) I highly recommend contacting his office. Warmly, Paloma Shandor
Jeffrey Yaworski
Jeffrey Yaworski
I called as a new patient with a bad ankle sprain. They got me in right away, were extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and Dr. Meenan was great with the ankle procedure. Explaining the process and what the injury involved to help me understand. Definitely helped me today and can now say I’m absolutely moving from “new patient” to “regular patient” Highly recommend!
Phil Laboon
Phil Laboon
Great experience and awesome friendly staff. I will be going back.
Jennifer Arienzo
Jennifer Arienzo
Absolutely, hands down, THE BEST! They are so caring, knowledgeable and accommodating! Highly recommend Dr. Brian for chiro and Amy for an incredible massage!
emma weishner
emma weishner
got a massage from amy today & she did AMAZING!! i almost fell asleep because it was so relaxing!! very nice woman & wonderful skills, 10/10 recommend her if you’re looking for a healing massage!!!
Casey Druga Little
Casey Druga Little
All the providers are awesome and listen to your needs! The ability to schedule online is so convenient too
Jacqueline Anderson
Jacqueline Anderson
Everyone very friendly and welcoming. Dr Ellora professional and competent. Happy with my first visit, diagnosis and treatment plan. Scheduled my follow up visits. Thank you.

In Pain? Need Treatment?

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