A vacuum suction is created to increase energy and blood flow to muscles and tissue on the back and other parts of the body. The process will usually leave markings on your back that do not hurt but may take up to 3 weeks to completely disappear. The a la carte option of just cupping will be approximately 30 minutes in duration.
Some people know nothing or very little of this healing modality, having seen odd spots on a friend’s back. Others have experienced, first hand, the potent effects that cupping has on the body. What many people do not know is that cupping is an ancient form of healing that has crossed many cultural lines and has been implemented around to world to resolve aches, pains, and much more. Your acupuncturist will talk to you about the best time to have cupping performed and for what conditions cupping is most effective.