Though cupping is not new, it has gained popularity due to the recent Summer Olympics. Professional swimmers have been using the cupping treatment for years. Why? Cupping’s ability to combat soreness and heal overworked muscles makes it an ideal treatment for athletes. Of course, cupping is not just for athletes.

Cupping therapy has been a part of Asian Medicine for over 2,500 years.

It is like a very deep tissue massage. The practitioner applies a number of small cups to the body and creates a vacuum effect which draws the skin to the cup. This results in the movement of fresh blood to the area, releasing toxins, increasing circulation of blood and lymph, relaxing tight muscles and reducing inflammation.

Cupping can be used for various types of pain including back, leg, neck, shoulder, and fibromyalgia.

It also helps open up the chest and benefits the lungs for treatment of respiratory problems such as a cough, bronchitis, asthma and more. It can also benefit menstrual problems and digestive problems including stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea.

Cupping is an excellent complement to acupuncture treatment and is often used before or after acupuncture.

Stop by Evergreen Wellness Center in the Glendale / Atwater Village area of Los Angeles to experience Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy from Holistic Doctors and 3rd Generation Master Acupuncturists certified in California and Nationally to practice Functional Medicine and Acupuncture.