What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient therapy that is often combined with other treatments such as massage or acupuncture. The process involves placing cups on your back in order to draw fluid to the area. Much like a bruise, the suction from cupping causes a discoloration of your skin to the areas where the cups have been placed. Your body, which treats the cupping treatment like an injury, sends more blood to that specific area to promote natural healing. While cupping’s popularity in the United States is more recent, this practice has been used in other cultures for thousands of years to promote healing and well-being and to reduce pain.
How Can Cupping Treatments Impact My Recovery?
Used in combination with other therapies, and even when used alone, cupping can be effective in helping with your recovery. Our cupping therapy in Chicago at CRC has the ability to aid in the detox process as it removes toxins from your body. It also helps promote a sense of calm and overall well-being. You may be sleeping better as a result of your cupping therapy, as well. This alternative therapy is also believed to help optimize the flow of energy in your body and to restore your body’s overall balance.
What is the Goal of Cupping at CRC?
At CRC, we meet you where you are at. We take a holistic approach to healing and always consider what treatment is best for you. Maybe you have had a negative experience with some Western medicine and need to incorporate some Eastern practices into your recovery. We want to ensure that we are optimizing your health by supplementing your recovery with all of the best available techniques. Our goal at CRC in Chicago is to find what works best for you — to hear, see and understand you so that we can offer you the most effective techniques for your recovery. This is about your healing.
Some of the benefits we hope you experience with cupping therapy in Chicago at CRC include:
- Release toxins
- Help with anxiety and depression
- Alleviate back pain or any physical pain
- Improve immune function
- Aid in detox process
What will Cupping at CRC Look Like?
The goal at CRC in Chicago is to fill your day with healing. As we help you to remove yourself from toxic environments, we offer a variety of techniques to help you achieve your goals of overall well-being. If you decide that a cupping treatment is right for you, you will meet with one of our Chicago specialists who will review your treatment plan with you.
Cupping techniques can be applied either wet or dry, and your Chicago cupping specialist will determine the best method for you. While you are relaxing during your treatment, CRC’s trained therapist will place the cups on you and leave them in place for several minutes, allowing time for the cups to create suction.
These natural, alternative techniques often work best when combined with other forms of treatment at CRC, and our accredited team will help determine your most optimal recovery plan and the best use of cupping therapy for you.
What are the Risks of Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is considered to be quite safe. Other than experiencing a pinching sensation, the treatment is painless. The short-term side effect is that your skin will be slightly discolored (marked in a circular pattern) for a few days or possibly even a couple weeks. Other rare but potential risks include:
- Burns from heated cups
- Skin irritation or infection
If you have a bleeding disorder, blood clotting problems, seizure disorder or skin condition such as eczema, this treatment may not be right for you and you need to consult your doctor if considering it.
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Why Choose CRC Treatment Center in Chicago
Some of you may be resistant to certain forms of Western medicine. That is why we offer you a variety of Eastern practices as well as traditional ones. These alternative options may be used in conjunction with or, at times, in place of more traditional treatment options. The bottom line is: At CRC in Chicago, we are going to meet you where you are at.
We believe that in order to heal from a chronic condition, one thing has to change — everything. This journey towards health and wellness is different for every individual, but the two elements that are always involved include connection and magic. In order to achieve these two treatment components, our therapies at CRC Treatment Center in Chicago are: