Cupping therapy uses strong suction against your skin to initiate deep tissue healing and relief from discomfort. At Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, Texas, the team performs cupping therapy to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems along with hypertension, headaches, and other conditions. Call Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute or book an appointment online for cupping therapy today.
Cupping is a popular technique in physical therapy to increase circulation and healing. During cupping therapy at Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute, the team places cup-shaped devices directly on your skin in targeted areas near injuries and pain. Vacuum suction then pulls your skin upward.
There are two forms of cupping: wet cupping and dry cupping. Dry cupping uses heat to create vacuum suction, while wet cupping involves puncturing your skin before or after cupping to encourage toxins to leak out. With either form, you might see some light bruising after treatment that goes away within a week.
The team informs you if you can benefit from cupping as part of a comprehensive physical therapy program. They might use cupping alongside other treatments in your care plan, like joint manipulation or soft tissue massage.
Cupping works because it forces blood into the tiny capillaries near your skin. This expands those vessels, which signals that your body is injured. In response, the natural healing process begins in the targeted region.
Some possible benefits of cupping therapy are:
The team follows up with you after cupping to make sure you experience benefits from the service.
You might benefit from cupping if you have certain musculoskeletal injuries or conditions that cause pain, soreness, and reduced function. The team begins your physical therapy with a detailed physical exam and evaluation so they can help you set goals and choose the best-suited forms of therapy.
Cupping can improve conditions and injuries like:
Aside from symptom relief and increased healing, you might experience some general benefits of cupping too. You can talk to the team about getting cupping therapy regularly. This may lead to distinct long-term benefits. Be sure to report any concerns associated with cupping, like burns or skin infections.
Call Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute or book an appointment online to find out more about the benefits of cupping therapy today.