Perhaps you’ve seen the aftermath of a cupping session on a friend or a loved one and thought, “Oh my gosh, are they all right?” Yes. In fact, they are more than all right. They probably feel spectacularly relieved of pain, stress and any additional tension they may have been holding in their back muscles before the cupping session. So, what is cupping?

Cupping has entered the mainstream practice of rejuvenation and restorative physical therapy by introducing a practice that has ancient roots in Chinese and Egyptian traditions. Cedars Sinai, one of the leading hospitals in Los Angeles, describes the art of cupping as a procedure used for “pain relief and musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, back injuries, and inflammation.” At Body Pro Chiropractic And Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor implements this practice upon request to enhance the blood circulation to promote healing and reduce pain, particularly in the back region of a patient. 

During the 2016 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps popularized the art of cupping when he arrived to compete with a series of marks left from cupping on his back. The international focus on the healing practice became a mainstream topic of conversation, bringing attention to an ancient healing art that has been practiced for centuries. Lung conditions like bronchitis and pneumonia were treated with cupping. 

Benefits of Cupping Include: 

  1. Rapid increase in blood circulation - promotes healing overall!
  2. Decrease in pain in the surrounding muscles / musculoskeletal system
  3. Complementary healing modality to chiropractic adjustment
  4. Detoxification of muscles using the lymphatic system
  5. Rejuvenation of muscles by increasing blood flow

Along with Michael Phelps, gymnast Alex Naddour shared, “It’s been better than any money I’ve spent on anything else.” So, if you’re looking to try an ancient healing modality like cupping and incorporate it into your health and healing practice, ask Dr. Arash Noor at Body Pro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine to include cupping to your healing regimen and find out what all the fuss is about!

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