Vacuum Cupping in Moon Twp

Chiropractic Moon Twp PA Vacuum Cupping

Can vacuum cupping in Moon Twp help you?

What is Vacuuming Cupping in Moon Twp?

Ancient Chinese therapy is based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and poor energy flow through your body. It dates back 3,500 years to both Ancient China and Ancient Egypt. It was also used by the Romans on the Gladiators and by the Greeks on the Olympians to help the athletes recover faster. Hippocrates, known as the “Father of All Medicine”, even used cupping!

Therapists apply cups (typically polycarbonate, silicone or glass) to your skin to create vacuum pressure. Typically applied to the back but can be used on many other areas. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and healing takes place. The pressure created by the cups draws blood and lymph to the affected area, increasing blood and lymph flow. Due to purposefully trapping blood and lymph under the cups to achieve this effect, you will have marks after cupping referred to as “cup kisses”. They can last from a day or two up to 4 to 5 days. The darker the color means more stagnation was released.

The purposeful localized inflammation created by the cups can increase circulation around and speed healing to a stagnant injury. Cupping is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissues to drain excess fluids and toxins by opening the lymphatic pathways.

Chronic Stress manifests in how you carry yourself. We tend to tense our muscles when stressed which can result in physical pain. Cupping helps to reduce this stress. It also improves blood circulation and attracts immune cells to the cupped location to increase the repair and recovery process so swelling can go down. Lots of grandmas back in the day knew of the effects of cupping on the immune cells to help allergies and colds and would cup their families when they had colds, specifically chest congestion. Some Cupping therapies are used to reduce cellulite or reduce facial wrinkles.


  • Muscle Tension
  • Improve Circulation
  • Releases Trigger Points
  • Myofascial release
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Reduce Chronic Pain
  • Reduce Back Pain
  • Releases Stagnation in the Lungs
  • Manipulates Blood Flow into the muscles
  • Relieves Headaches

Cupping Contraindications: (DO NOT get cupping if you have any of the following. Be sure to alert your therapist of these conditions.)

  • Blood Thinners
  • Open Wounds
  • Very Thin Skin
  • Trouble with Blood Clotting or Bleeding
  • Metastatic Cancer


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Thorn Run Chiropractic Center

109 Bradley Dr.
Moon Twp, PA 15108

(412) 269-7220