At GenerateShen in Mid-Wilshire of Los Angeles, we consider cupping therapy to be a key component of your treatment. If you have pain and tension in your muscles or are suffering from a cold or flu, consider this time tested method that dates back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and China to get you pain-free and back on your feet.
Cupping is an ancient therapy that is used to promote blood circulation in order to relieve pain and inflammation, as well as boost your immune system, through myofascial release. Cupping heals and alleviates pain very quickly, which is why many athletes use cupping to help with muscle recovery! We frequently perform cupping in conjunction with acupuncture for a synergistic healing effect.
There are two types of cupping:
Depending on your needs and goals, we may move the cups around on your skin or keep them in one position during your treatment. At your consultation, you’ll learn more about which type of cupping works best for your needs.
Cupping is often used in conjunction with other therapies like acupuncture to boost your body’s innate healing mechanisms. Some of the many conditions that cupping helps include:
Other health problems that show improvement with cupping therapy are cervical spondylosis, herpes zoster, and hives.