Cupping Therapy is a form of Chinese medicine in which suction is applied to the skin, creating blood flow and promoting healing across your body. Our Philadelphia chiropractor Dr. Stuart Himmelstein and his staff take pride in being able to offer this Highly Effective Treatment to all their patients.
Cupping Therapy can be done with glass cups, using fire as a way of creating suction, or plastic cups where a hand pump creates the suction. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins
Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily learned and incorporated into your family health practices.
Is Cupping Therapy painful?
Most clients describe the pain level of cupping as minimal. The suction from the jars that are used can create red marks that generally last up to 72 hours but are generally not painful to the touch. Philadelphia Chiropractor Dr. Stuart Himmelstein describes the cupping treatment as “No more painful than a deep tissue massage”.