What is cupping therapy? The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve muscle tension, neck and back pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and more!
Cupping Therapy has been all over the news and viral across web. People are trying to figure out exactly what are the round, purple circles (cupping marks) they are seeing on USA Olympic athletes, like Michael Phelps! Dr Jonathan Wilhelm is a Certified Sports Chiropractor with a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. His high level of professional training and care allows him to travel and work with USA Olympic Athletes. In this video Dr. Wilhelm introduces cupping therapy and discusses cupping benefits. He demonstrates the application of this revitalized and beneficial ancient treatment technique. Dr. Wilhelm can be reached at Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana where he and his team offer the latest and best in sports medicine treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cupping
What are the benefits of cupping?
At Pro Chiropractic we use cupping to relieve local pain and improve mobility. Cupping can increase motion and reduce tightness and tension by increasing glide between layers of skin, muscle and fascia.
Is cupping painful?
When applied properly, cupping therapy is a comfortable treatment modality. Some patients experience mild to moderate discomfort in areas of severe or chronic injury. We will made sure your experience is both effective and relaxed.
How does cupping work?
Cupping therapy is a decompressive myofascial release technique. This means it creates space between layers of tissue by gently pulling them apart. Opening stuck layers of skin, muscle and fascia relieves pain, creates better glide, improves mobility, and relieves tightness.
Are there different cupping treatment approaches?
Yes, and this is where the Pro Chiro Team excels! We are trained in and utilize static, motion, and patient-active cupping approaches. Depending on your unique needs we apply the right cupping method for you.
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