This is the treatment that looks strange, but feels amazing! We love using cupping for patients who have any kind of back pain, but especially those people who have tight neck and shoulder muscles from sitting hunched over at a desk all day long. Cupping can be used in conjunction with acupuncture, or on its own for a completely needle-less treatment. It can be used for a wide variety of disorders and is very good at treating back pain.
The treatment is as safe as acupuncture. A small torch is used to create a vacuum inside a small glass cup which is then placed on the skin. The suction pulls the tissue up, often creating a tight or pulling sensation for the patient. The cupping helps to relieve stagnation or blockages by releasing tension in the muscle and connective tissues, while improving circulation and eliminating toxins.
To learn more about cupping as well as some other techniques and therapies that might be applicable for you, please see the link below: