Cupping

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Aside from traditional acupuncture and massage, NJ Acupuncture Center is proud to also offer cupping treatments as well.

Gaining rapidly in popularity largely because of a long list of celebrity fans sharing cupping selfies on Instagram, (including Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston…the list goes on) cupping helps to decrease muscle tension while refreshing blood flow — which helps relieve pain and facilitate healing. Cupping can also help with immunity and digestion, too.

Beneficial for nearly everyone, cupping is another form of traditional Chinese medicine. Essentially, it’s almost like the equivalent of a deep tissue massage but instead of having a trained masseuse knead your muscles to release pain and tension, it uses suction. To pull the muscle and other tissues upwards.

The best place to get cupping is actually acupuncture offices, where you’re more likely to find highly trained practitioners who are well versed in this.

A typical cupping session lasts about 45-60 minutes.

After a consultation with your practitioner about your complaints and goals, you will sit or lay in a comfortable position as cups are applied, typically to larger, flat areas. Using heat or fire, the cups are applied at an angle that creates deep suction, and pulls toxins away from the body as it works deeply into the muscles. Usually the cups are applied for anywhere between 10-20 minutes.

The number of sessions needed for results can vary based on ailment, but often results are felt in as little as one session.

 

 
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