Cupping in Newcastle

Cupping is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese medicine. A therapist places special cups on the skin to create suction. The purpose is to help treat pain, increase blood flow, and increase well being.

Cupping therapy became popular in the media during the Rio Olympics. Prominent athletes including swimmer Michael Phelps, proudly displayed the round blotches which are sometimes left after cupping therapy.

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How does it work?

Cupping therapy involves creating a partial vacuum inside a glass cup and placing it onto the skin over tight or damaged muscles. The partial vacuum inside the cup, draws the skin and surrounding tissue into the cup. The aim is to stimulate muscles and increase blood flow, while relieving pain.

Cupping therapy can also be applied to Trigger Points. Removing some of the air from the cup creates a negative pressure suction over the active Trigger Points, breaking up the adhesions, painlessly and without the discomfort which is often associated with traditional Trigger Point therapy. If cupping therapy is something you are interested in, please speak with your Chiropractor at your next appointment or book in for a session.

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