John M. Bacso Muscle Therapy Inc. performs cupping treatments at our Fort St. John clinic. Cupping is an ancient suction technique designed to pull toxin build up and muscle spasm from the body’s deeper tissue to the skin’s surface. It has been used by healers and lay people in many cultures. The point of cupping is to unblock energy so that cell waste or carbon dioxide can be properly released. When you experience physical pain, this could imply blockage in the flow of energy through a certain area. Stagnation of toxins and cell waste in the muscles and joints make it harder for the body to get rid of that waste, causing more blockage and discomfort.
Cupping uses vacuum or suction to pull blockages out of deeper tissues and move it to the skin’s surface. When toxins are brought to the surface it becomes much easier to eliminate them from the body through the superficial blood supply or capillary system. In just ten minutes, the cupping treatment will pull the toxin build up out of the area as well as fresh blood, vitalizing and restoring the proper blood flow.
Cupping is diagnostic as well as therapeutic, and can tell us three basic things:
Thanks to the information gleaned from cupping, it will give us an accurate diagnosis for finding the right treatment.
Many patients ask what cupping feels like. Cupping can be a bit painful for the first sixty seconds which is when most of the toxins are removed. It’s important that you relax during the process and acknowledge and tolerate the pain.
We encourage that you watch your breathing, inhaling and exhaling only through the nose and not the mouth. This will allow your breathing to slow and keep you from feeling dizzy or lightheaded. Discomfort from cupping eases in about sixty seconds. In some cases after the initial sixty seconds, patients may find themselves dozing off.
An extraordinary technique with quick results, cupping treatments may help shorten the healing process by weeks, even months.
If you are curious to learn more about cupping, contact John M. Bacso Muscle Therapy Inc. in Fort St. John and book a consultation.