What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping Therapy is a specific set of movements that Dr. Menner and Dr. Broering use in different combinations to quickly facilitate elimination of debris and release of rigid soft tissues.

This therapy, like massage, creates space and separation in the tissues that allows the doctor to work more effectively and comfortably on his patients. Almost every area of the body responds to this unique treatment.

Purpose of cupping

The purpose of cupping therapy is to promote health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, scarring and adhesions, moving stagnation and increasing lymphatic flow and circulation.

Conditions that respond well to cupping include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Other inflammatory conditions
  • Sluggish Colon, IBS
  • Stagnant lymph & edema
  • Poor circulation
  • Sciatica
  • Insomnia & anxiety
  • Poorly nourished skin & muscle tissue
  • Lung inflammation & congestion
  • Cellulite
  • Toxicity
  • Migraines & headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Neuralgia
  • Rheumatism
  • Pre- and post-operative conditions
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Athletic stress & injury

Physiological effects of cupping therapy

  • Decrease or relieve pain & inflammation
  • Release deep muscular issues
  • Release & soften scar tissue
  • Lift & stretch soft tissue
  • Increased range of movement
  • Open chest & lungs
  • Improve circulation
  • Drain lymph fluid, clear drainage pathways
  • Sedate the nervous system
  • Open Energy Flow of the body
  • Dredging & clearing old residue (blood & solidified lymph from injuries, surgeries & chronic movement patterns) out of the muscle & soft tissue – “milking the tissue”

For more information about whether cupping is right for you or if you have other questions about the safety of cupping, please call 847-540-6060 to book an appointment with Dr. David Menner.

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