Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a clinician applies special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. In some cases fire is created inside the cup to create heat then the cup is placed on the skin and warm soothing suction takes place. Patients may receive cupping for many different reasons. Cupping draws fresh blood to a region of the body which allows for rapid healing of tissue and also pain reduction.
Cupping therapy can reduce muscle and fascial tissue tension, and increase mobility. Doctors Ivette Mendez and Samuel Pare at Lakeside Spine & Wellness will use cupping therapy at strategic times during a patient’s treatment plan to aid in the rapid recovery of tight tissues and muscle/tendon dysfunction.
If you have any questions about this or any other of our healing modalities, please feel free to call the clinic at 773.828.9506 and set up a complimentary 10-minute phone call with one of our providers.