Cupping is a method of treatment that relieves the symptoms of muscle tightness, muscle strain, back pain, soft tissue injuries, the common cold, coughing, digestive,
and menstrual disorders.
What to Expect
Some oil is applied to the skin and then a vacuum cup is placed on top. Stagnations of blood, toxins, mucous, and energy are pulled to the surface, which allows them to be moved and dispelled. After the cups have been placed they are left on the body for 5-15 minutes. Bruising occurs on areas that are holding stagnations. The areas that have more stagnation will leave darker bruises than the areas that have less. These bruises are temporary and not harmful.They usually disappear altogether within 3-5 days.
Electro-acupuncture is the application of an electrical micro-current to acupuncture needles. This current running between the needles further stimulates acupuncture points thereby making them even more effective. This is a very useful therapy for acute and chronic pain, neurological issues, and many other health concerns.
What to Expect
Very tiny electrical clips are placed onto carefully selected needles. The type of wave form, and frequency vary according to the pathology. Most patients describe the sensation as a buzzing. The feeling may be intense, but it is generally not painful. Occasionally muscle twitching will also occur. The duration of a treatment is usually 10-20 minutes.