Cupping Therapy Q&A
Why would anyone do this?
Cupping is an excellent diagnostic method. We can use cupping to better understand whether the problem is toxin build up, muscle spasm, or something else.
What’s up with those marks?
It’s a common misconception, however, the marks left by cupping are not bruises. The marks are the result of having internal unwanted toxins pulled up to the skin.
How long will the marks last?
Marks typical disappear after an hour but could be there for up to 3 weeks.
Does cupping therapy hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. There is a pulling sensation at the skin and muscle layer that results in a tight feeling under the cups but most patients tolerate it well.