What You Should Know About Medicupping
We understand the healing power that comes with ancient practices like medicupping. Modernizing the technique using glass or plastic cups and a specialized vacuum pump allows us to relieve the deep muscle pain and poor mobility that can come with a sports injury or other type of trauma. It is a practical choice for the athlete who suffers from chronic conditions to improve performance and reduce pain. What exactly is medicupping?
What is Medicupping?
Sometimes called vacuum therapy, medicupping is the modern day version of an old Chinese Remedy, designed to move a person’s stagnant chi. Our chiropractor in Celebration, FL uses this technique to:
- Decrease pain and inflammation
- Relieve deep muscular spasms and pain
- Release scar tissue or surgery adhesions
- Stretch soft tissue
- Increase range of motion and flexibility
- Promote good circulation
- Enhance lymphatic flow
- Reduce the effect of solid bloat – fascia fused together creating congestion in the tissue
During the treatment, we attach cups and a vacuum device to create suction on the surface of your body. The cups glide over the skin while gently pulling the soft tissue. This causes a separation effect in the tissue layers, increasing circulation and enabling water absorption. This poorly nourished tissue becomes alive again with hydration, helping to return it to health. The machine handles the pumping, allowing the therapist to focus on moving the cups to the locations that will best suit your condition.
Medicupping is a versatile treatment, too. We can set the vacuum to pump and release at various levels to get the most benefit and keep you comfortable at the same time.
Who Benefits from Medicupping?
Medicupping is a specialized treatment option that benefits a variety of patients. Athletes suffering from a sports injury top the list of candidates. Infusing the technique into a training program improves performance while reducing the limiting effect old injuries might have on the athlete.
A person recovering from surgery will benefit, as well. Medicupping helps release scar tissue and is effective as a pre and post-surgical treatment.
Individuals suffering from chronic pain will get relief combining this therapy with other care options. There is some indication that the separation of tissue and the increase in blood flow works to improve overall health, as well.
How Long is the Medicupping Treatment?
The length of the session depends on a number of factors. On average, medicupping is done as a series of treatments, each one lasting 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the practitioner and the patient’s needs. Our chiropractor will sit with you and discuss your treatment options including how many sessions will benefit you and how long each one should last.
Are you ready to try medicupping yet? Call the Orlando Resorts Chiropractic Medispa at (407) 507-6976 to learn more about this unique treatment options or go ahead and make an appointment to experience it for yourself.