Cupping therapy has been getting a lot of recognition due to the press around many professional athletes showing cup marks on their bodies. 16th St Acupuncture has been on TV, on social media, and in publications talking about and demonstrating the process and benefits of cupping therapy.
Cupping is commonly used for such pain related conditions as back and shoulder pain, however it can be used on other parts of the body, such as the arm, for certain types of tendonitis. Cupping relieves blood stagnation in the muscle layer, allowing increased blood flow to nourish the affected area. Sliding cups help loosen up the connective tissue and relieve tightness and pain.
When used over the back of the lungs, cupping therapy can relieve cough, chest congestion with phlegm, and shorten the duration of a common cold.