Why Physical Therapists Use Cupping Therapy


Cupping therapy is one of the oldest and effective methods of releasing toxins from the body. In Chinese medicine, cupping and other similar therapies follow the philosophy that everything can be viewed together—not just as a collection of individual parts. Although it is a traditional Oriental therapy, cupping can also be incorporated into the treatment plan for physical therapy in Brooklyn, New York.

Physical therapists often use special cups on the skin to create suction cups and enhance blood flow to affected areas like muscle strain, sprain, and low back pain. The enhanced blood flow under the cups takes out impurities and toxins away to eliminate them from the body.

Some of the benefits of cupping as part of physical therapy in Far Rockaway include:

  • Reduce pain by easing stiffness associated with neck and back pains, migraines, arthritis, and fatigue, among others.
  • Relaxation alleviates pain and sedates one’s central nervous system. It lifts the pressure from tense muscles and provides a soothing effect and relief.
  • Promotes skin health as it reduces cellulite, acne, and skin inflammation. Cupping also tones and firms the skin as it improves blood flow and expands capillaries.
  • Improves digestion as it benefits people with frequent stomach pains, diarrhea, gastritis, gastrointestinal diseases, and water retention.

If you’re interested trying cupping therapy, Road to Recovery Physical and Occupational Therapy offers this service. We also have various services in physical and occupational therapy in New York to help you get back into your old healthy self. Call us now.

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