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Cupping Therapy Sydney

During your consultation with David, he will advise whether cupping therapy is recommended based on your presentation.

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment where glass cups are applied to the body through suction.

During the Cupping session, a glass cup is placed on selected meridians to help blood circulation in that area and promote energy and blood flow.

You will feel a slight pinching feeling on the skin and there might be some bruising, but you shouldn’t feel any pain at all.

Cupping works by taking out the stagnated blood and bringing it to the surface of the body where circulation is better and it can be taken away easier through your body’s natural processes.

By using suction and negative pressure, cupping aims to relax muscles as well as the nervous system, alleviating chronic pain and promoting self-healing. 

How does it work?

The process of cupping works by attracting fluid to the region that is being treated. This suction force causes the little blood vessels (capillaries) that are located under the skin to stretch and break.

This prompts your body to respond as though it were injured in some way, encouraging additional blood to the area that needs it, and prompting the body’s natural healing process.

The majority of the time, cupping is utilised to alleviate various kinds of discomfort. Some people believe that it can also aid with long-term health concerns. Cupping may help with the following issues:

  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Removing toxins
  • Shingles
  • Hypertension

What to expect from cupping therapy?

  • During your first appointment, Dr. Lee will discuss your health concerns and medical history.
  • Dr. Lee will then implement a health care plan for you, if cupping will benefit your condition, he will discuss this process with you.
  • During your session, Dr Lee will heat a glass cup directly over a flame very briefly.
  • The heated cup is then placed on your skin with the opening facing down, creating a vacuum that sucks skin and muscle into the cup.
  • This suction generally causes circular markings where the cups were placed on the skin. These are not bruises and should fade within a week or so following your treatment.

Cupping treatments are often paired with Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine to enhance its benefits.

People who use medications that thin their blood should not engage in cupping.

If you’re considering cupping therapy in Sydney, book an appointment today.

Meet Dr. Lee

Dr. David Lee has been providing cupping and other Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Sydney since 2010.

Holding a double degree in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Lee creates personalised treatment plans for his clients to ensure positive health outcomes.

Cupping in Sydney

David Lee Acupuncture provides Cupping treatments as well as other Traditional Chinese Medicine services.

Get in touch with us today to make an appointment.