Cupping at Acupuncture Center Toronto- Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine technique where sickness, disease and toxins are drawn out of the body. Want just a cupping session? No problem! You asked for it and we delivered. We are excited to now offer 30 minute cupping sessions so its affordable and you get it covered on your insurance. We apply glass bulbs to the skin. You may have seen the circular marks that cupping temporarily leaves behind. These means circulation was achieved in the area that the therapist focused on. Cupping is amazing for colds and flu’s, shoulder and back tension and chronic pain. Cupping can be added to any treatment and is always done at no extra cost. Please note, for all you die-hard cupping fans, we are happy to offer a no-frills 30 minute cupping session, however all first time appointments must be a one hour minimum. This is to ensure that there is enough time for proper and safe patient intake.
At Acupuncture Center Toronto there is no extra charge for cupping for a full treatment. We only use soothing cupping techniques that maximize healing and minimize discomfort. Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine modality dating back thousands of years where suction cups are placed on the skin to suck out pain and disease. The cups are said to suck out pain causing agents. In Chinese Medicine we view some of these agents as excess moisture, dampness, cold, heat and blood stagnation. The therapy is considered a mainstream treatment in hospitals in China. It has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, unbind contracted muscles and tendons, and promote blood flow to heal injuries. Because it promotes blood and lymph circulation so well, we use cupping for treatment of cellulite, varicose veins and scar tissue. Adhesed tissues structures (forming “knots”) are broken down and disappear.
About the cupping procedure
At Acupuncture Center Toronto, when we use cupping we don’t use gimmicky suction tools and prefer to use more traditional methods of healing. Glass Bulb shaped cups are applied to the skin utilizing heat to remove the oxygen from the cups. We do it the old fashioned way by using glass cups and fire to torch the cups for incredible suction. The glass bulbs are applied to the problem area and are left on for about 3-10 minutes. We can either leave the cups on, or massage with them. Sliding the cups on the muscles and applying pressure feels soothing and invigorating. The cups gently pull and grab the muscles and instantly start working their magic. Cupping should feel as incredible as the results. With any other of the techniques we use, if any part of the treatment is uncomfortable we encourage patients to let us know. If you aren’t relaxed, you won’t heal.
- Frozen shoulder
- Low back pain
- Shingles and other nerve disorders
- Flu and common cold relief
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Tight IT bands and hamstrings
- Muscle cramps