Cupping is an ancient therapeutic practice from China and offers many unusual benefits. It is most typically utilized to speed up the healing process, but is also used to treat a variety of health conditions. At Awakening Balance, we will often use cupping along with an acupuncture treatment to break up stagnation deep within the tissue, particularly in the back and neck regions. This allows for increased blood flow to the pain points that promotes healing by opening up blocked meridian channels and improving the immune system. Athletes will use cupping to reduce muscle tightness and cramping as well as to enhance their overall performance and reduce stress.
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