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Fire Glass Cupping

Chinese cupping therapy is an ancient treatment using heated glass vessels placed on the surface of the skin. The heated air inside the cups create a localized suction that promotes blood flow and healing by moving stagnant blood and lymph fluid. A single cup may be used or several over a large area, and some cups may be applied over an acupuncture needle. The treatment and diagnosis determines if the cups will be stationary, or slowly slid across a large lubricated area.

The major benefit of cupping is increased blood flow, which helps increase the rate of healing in recovery from muscle fatigue, injuries, and other conditions. Many athletes, including Michael Phelps, use cupping on muscle knots to help improve and keep up performance.

Cupping can be used to treat any of the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back, hip, and IT band pain
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back or neck
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Certain respiratory issues, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and chest congestion related to the common cold

Chiropractic cupping or cupping for fertility are also potential uses.