Cupping is AMAZING!!!

Cupping Therapy

When I first learned how to do cupping… almost 15 years ago; I decided to promptly teach my partner at the time (now husband) and family members how to do it. I absolutely loved how it felt and it really was the most effective therapy for chronic neck and back tension. Throughout the years I have seen many more applications for cupping and a couple weeks ago was reminded of the amazing way cupping can vent a cold or flu right out of the body! My coworker Dori White, LMT also does cupping and I came in with the super sniffles, achey body and chills. Next day… gone! No lingering cold or upper respiratory infection for me. Yeah for cupping!!!

Cupping Can Help Treat:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraines
  • Detoxing
  • Myofascial Stagnation
  • Immune Support
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Whiplash

Cupping can be even more effective when combined with acupuncture. Acupuncture works to balance the body and create homeostasis, cupping only furthers that process. I offer cupping or another form of body work with every acupuncture treatment I do. My favorite way to do cupping is “moving cups.” This is a style of cupping that uses oil or salve on the body first and then the cups are applied… super relaxing and nourishing. I actually use Rescue Rub salve first since it has many healing and anti-inflammatory properties for a more effective treatment.

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Acupuncture for Allergies

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Now that the cherry blossoms are blooming and we have all these beautiful bulbs coming up out of the ground with many amazing colors and smells… ALLERGIES!!!  Not to fear, Acupuncture is here!

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have successfully been used to treat allergies for thousands of years.  I myself had horrible allergies, asthma, and eczema for many years and the only successful treatment was Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, diet therapy, breathing exercises).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Acupuncture works to reduce allergies by regulating the immune system.  When our immune system is overly sensitive our body will react negatively to things we are commonly exposed to:  such as pollens, dust, mold, plants, animals, even food that we eat.  Acupuncture combined with herbs helps to reduce the histamine response in our body that triggers the inflammatory cascade leading to extra mucus, red itchy eyes, digestive or GI upset, rashes, hives, feeling foggy headed, etc.

Acupuncture sessions are relaxing and can address other issues even when you are coming in just for allergies.  Things like sleep, energy level, metabolism, mood elevation, any aches or pains, the list goes on and on…