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Cupping Therapy at NJ Spine and Wellness

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. When you come in for this treatment, one of our NJ Spine and Wellness therapists will use special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction. Cupping can be used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The cup may be made of glass, bamboo, earthenware or silicone.

What does Cupping Therapy Entail?

There are two different methods to cupping: dry and wet. During either cupping treatment, a therapist, who is typically a licensed acupuncturist, will heat the cup and then place it upside down on your skin. As the air inside of the up cools, it creates a vacuum seal against the skin. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for about 3 minutes. More modern versions of cupping use a rubber pump to create a vacuum seal. Sometimes the therapist use silicone cups which they can then move from place to place like a massage-like effect.

Typically, a practitioner will use about 3-5 cups during your first session. It is unlikely to get more than 5-7 cups used during a treatment. After treatment you may be given an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent the risk of infection.  Your skin should look normal again in 10 days.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment with one of our NJ Spine and Wellness acupuncturists for Cupping Therapy, please call 877-333-6579 today. Visit the NJ Spine and Wellness location page for details on specific hours and locations for our Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan centers.

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Great experiences at NJ Spine. Always taken at appointment time – never have to wait for therapy session to begin. Therapists are all professional, knowledgeable, courteous and definitely put me at ease. Facility is very clean and organized. The staff is incredibly friendly and always, always pleasant and willing to help with any questions I have had. In short – you have an amazing group of people.

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