The medical cupping specialists at NJ Spine and Wellness can consult with you about your condition and whether medical cupping would benefit you.

A 2000-year-old natural treatment, cupping has been used throughout history. From the ancient Egyptians and Greeks — Hippocrates was known to favor the method — to Han Dynasty herbalist Ge Hong and into modern medicine, generations of humans have used cupping as a natural treatment for a multitude of maladies. Not only can cupping be a low-risk way to address pain, but it can stimulate blood flow and may also promote cell repair.

The ancient method has recently gained favor in recent times as well; during the 2016 Summer Olympics, gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps showed the world he was using it to gain a competitive edge in his competitions.

We offer locations throughout the state of New Jersey, including:

How Does Cupping Treatment Work?

The suction that’s applied to the skin during a medical cupping session helps to draw fluid into the region. The force of this suction works on your capillaries and other blood vessels to expand and break them open. This, in turn, forces the body to treat the cupping site as an injury, resulting in oxygen-rich blood being sent to the area and stimulating the natural healing process.

In addition to stimulating blood flow, medical cupping performed in one of our NJ locations can also facilitate the flow of qi throughout the body. Qi, or life force/vital energy, is a Chinese term and concept that also factors into acupuncture and other treatments. Cupping therapy is also thought to clear skin pores and release toxins from the body.

What Conditions Does Cupping Therapy Treat?

Patients come to NJ Spine and Wellness for medical cupping to treat a variety of ailments; many say it helps to relieve the pain of ongoing and chronic health problems and symptoms. In fact, Hijama cupping can be used to address issues like:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma and other breathing problems
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • And more

How Is Cupping Treatment Performed?

Also known as Hijama cupping, cupping therapy can be administered by doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. During a typical session, a medical cupping specialist from NJ Spine and Wellness will place cups on your back, arms, legs, stomach, or other region of your body. Then, they’ll use suction force or a vacuum to pull the skin upward inside the cup and leave it in place for several minutes.

Contact Us Today for More Information

Are you curious if cupping is right for you and your health issues? Consult with a medical cupping specialist at NJ Spine and Wellness. We can discuss your symptoms and review your medical history, as well as determine if cupping therapy — or any of our other cutting-edge treatments — can help to address your pain and discomfort. We are committed to helping you regain control of your life and Get Better Faster. For more information or to schedule a medical cupping session at one of our New Jersey locations in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan, or Old Bridge, contact us today.