Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction where the suction facilitates healing with blood flow. Cupping is a long practiced treatment that may help ease the symptoms of both temporary and chronic health conditions.
People use Cupping Therapy for many purposes including help with:
- Blood flow
- As a type of deep tissue massage
Types of Cupping Therapy
Static Cupping is where the cups are placed in a localized area and left in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Dynamic Cupping patients may be put into certain positions and asked to moved certian ways while the cups are in place. The type of cupping therapy used is based on the patient’s location of the pain, age, and physical ability.
Cupping Therapy is sometimes performed along with acupuncture treatments.
Dr. Herr at the Summerville location is available six days a week to perform Cupping Therapy. You can schedule a treatment by calling or texting (843) 647-0509.