At Secrest Family Chiropractic, we offer our patients a full range of chiropractic services including cupping therapy. Our clinic is led by Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC, who has years of experience and training under his belt. He founded Secrest Family Chiropractic in 2002 and since then has helped hundreds of patients through chiropractic techniques. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn’t rely on any drugs.
What Is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy uses cups to create negative pressure that lifts the skin and underlying soft tissues. The lifting improves circulation and promotes healing. Cupping therapy is especially useful for pain and tension in muscles. When tissues are lifted, oxygen-depleted blood is allowed to leave and fresh blood is allowed to circulate through the muscle. When you are experiencing stress and anxiety, muscles constrict and become stiff. The fundamental belief behind cupping therapy is to allow the muscles to return to their natural, relaxed state.
The most common areas for cupping are the back, neck, shoulders, hamstrings, and forearms. Our chiropractor will inspect your musculoskeletal system to determine which areas require cupping. Our chiropractor might want to perform cupping therapy as a precursor to manual manipulation. When your muscles are relaxed, your body is easier to adjust.
What Are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?
- Pain Reduction: Cupping therapy is known to have an analgesic effect on pain. Whether you have acute pain from a sports injury or nagging pain from sitting in the office chair for long hours, cupping has shown to effectively treat a variety of conditions.
- Boost the Immune System: Several studies have pointed out how cupping therapy benefits the immune system. Damaged cells trapped in the muscles flow out, allowing fresh cells with better immunity to replace them.
- Reduction of Muscle Pain and Tension: The neck, back, and shoulders are most prone to stiffness caused by stress and tension. Cupping therapy allows these areas to relax and go back to their natural state.
- Faster Recovery: Whether you are a professional athlete or recovering from an injury, cupping therapy has been shown to improve the body’s natural healing properties.
Cupping Therapy Services in Scottsdale, AZ
At Secrest Family Chiropractic, we are committed to providing our patients with superior chiropractic care. Our chiropractor, Dr. Secret, has years of experience relieving pain and tension in muscles through cupping therapy. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at (480) 994-4411.