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Applefest Traditional Chinese Cupping

Sponsored by

Applefest Committee

Saturday, September 21st

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

New England Accupuncture

10 Main Street, Northborough

Traditional Chinese Cupping

Cupping is a special therapeutic method in traditional Chinese medicine. It has thousands of years of history. In recent years cupping has been growing in popularity in the world, especially with the celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Arquette, and athlete Michael Phelps drawing public attention to the traditional Chinese therapy technique.

What is Traditional Chinese Cupping?

Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups, plastic cups, or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface. In most times, the therapist will simply place the suction cups on the skin for about 10 minuets, then release the suction, the cups are out.
After the cupping, red or dark cycle marks / bruising will appear on the skin, but will absorb and back to normal within a few days. Traditionally, there are many types of cupping, fire cups, intense cupping withdraw blood or fluids.

Philosophy Behind Pain and Cupping

Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you the pain should be gone or less. The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.
Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone.

What Benefits of Cupping

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Therefore it’s used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, weight management, detox, common colds, cough and respiratory problems.
A 2015 report published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine noted cupping as an effective alternative method of treating acne, pain, facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and herpes zoster.
As health practitioners and researchers continue to study the benefits of cupping, this traditional alternative care technique will gain further acceptance and wider practice across holistic healthcare centers in the U.S. as an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments.

Insurance Coverage

Recent years, insurance policies had changed rapidly. It covers more integrated medicine. Cupping has its own medical code, but usually covered under acupuncture treatment. Please call your health insurance company for your health plan coverage or call us at 508-351-1655, we’re happy to help you.

Traditional Chinese Cupping