Cupping therapy is designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial layers of the body. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and even the common cold. In this modality, small glass cups are placed over specific areas on the body. A vacuum is created under each cup using suction. The cups may be moved over an affected area or left in place. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and pain-relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about 10 minutes while the patient relaxes. Sometimes, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. See how cupping therapy can help you.
AcuSportsTherapy is a top sports acupuncture Delray Beach clinic that helps people reach their highest potential for peak performance in life and sports. Holly Green, founder of AcuSportsTherapy, incorporates principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to view the patient’s injury from a truly integrated perspective. Contact us to learn how we can help you recover faster, prevent recurring injury, perform at your highest level, and sleep better.
Research has shown that acupuncture can reduce healing time by as much as 50% and can promote the resolution of injuries in several ways. First and foremost, it can provide pain relief by stimulating the body’s own endorphin (feel good hormones) system.
The best time to get acupuncture is BEFORE an injury occurs. Monthly or weekly maintenance can make all the difference in the world when it comes to preventing an overuse injury. Athletes can maintain more consistent injury free training and performing time as well as maintaining a higher level in their performance.
Sports medicine acupuncture has been shown to create higher endurance rates while keeping muscles in good condition, decreasing the number of injuries and recovery time, thereby leaving more overall injury free time and better performance in the athletes chosen path.
Acupuncture has long been used for stress and anxiety reduction. By stimulating the natural feel good endorphin hormones in the body, cortisol levels have been known to drop. There is evidence that suggests that acupuncture may also work by activating your body’s natural opioid system, which may also help to reduce pain or induce sleep.