This non-invasive technique helps decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and manage pain.
This non-invasive technique helps decrease inflammation, increase blood flow and manage pain. Cupping has been around for centuries and is performed by using silicone cups that are suctioned onto the skin for a few minutes at a time. Patients can receive cupping and sometimes providers are able to move the cups around the skin to massage the area.
By drawing blood to the treated area, cupping promotes healing and relieves pain. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments for the pain or injury. Because of the blood vessels that are broken just below the surface of the skin, cupping may produce bruise marks that can last for a week or two after the procedure.