Traditional Chinese medical practitioners have used cupping for years to achieve a variety of health benefits ranging from pain relief to detoxification. Cupping helps to increase circulation, and invigorate the flow of oxygenated blood throughout the body, resulting in pain reduction. In addition, cupping aids in stimulating the lymphatic system which will boost the immune system and allow the body to naturally detox.

Cupping uses small glass suction cups to help pull the muscles and tissues up, releasing built up lactic acid and reducing pain. The area being treated may feel tight as the cups are applied, but patients report the sensation is enjoyable and relaxing. There are many benefits to cupping, the foremost being reduction in pain and increased range of motion. Cupping may leave red or purplish round circles ate the treatment which will decrease rapidly over time.

As seen recently in our Summer Olympic Games, cupping has been broadly covered by the media to help top athletes achieve their ultimate best and hit their peak performance.

Besides, relieving pain, cupping is used to help treat colds, flus, patients with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD, poor circulation disorders, anxiety, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about cupping and how you may benefit from this therapy, please contact Dr. Lauren Edwards at Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Natural Medicine.

Dr. Lauren Edwards works with patients from all over Sarasota, including the following neighborhoods: Southgate Ridge, The Meadows, Vamo, Venice Gardens, Bee Ridge, Desoto Lakes, Fruitville, North Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Lake Sarasota, Laurel, Plantation, Ridge Wood Heights, Sarasota Springs, and South Sarasota.