Cupping Therapy at Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine in Longmont, Colorado

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is a body work technique which utilizes negative pressure, rather than tissue compression.  This therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.  The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing relaxation to move through the entire body.

Cupping can help:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Restore Muscular Function & Postural Alignment
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Promote Relaxation
  • Increased Energy
  • Asthma & Pneumonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphatic Drainage


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What are the discolorations that sometimes occur during treatments:

When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells and there is a local build-up of waste produced.  The negative pressure formed by cupping draws up old, non-circulating, stagnant blood from the area to the surface so that healthy circulation can be restored to the area, thus making space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery.  The discolorations fade from hours up to 2 weeks, depending on the amount of stagnation.  The time it takes for the marks to fade indicates the severity and toxicity of the patient’s condition.

Contraindications for cupping therapy:

  • Hernias
  • Slipped Discs
  • Dislocations
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Bleeding
  • Active Cancer
  • Kidney/Liver disease


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