Alternative forms of medicine and pain treatment is on the rise, and rightfully so. With the opioid crisis running amuck in this country, it’s imperative that one seeks out alternative therapy before turning to medications. Since the rise of this crisis, almost half of Americans have resorted to alternative methods during their course of pain. If you’ve been seeking out an alternative method of pain relief, you’ll want to look towards our comparison of cupping versus acupuncture therapy.
Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy Philosophy
Both of the aforementioned therapy methods are fantastic and have been used for thousands of years. Originating in Ancient China, acupuncture came first, nearly 5,000 years before cupping was a method of alternative pain relief. The ideology and philosophy behind the two is that there is natural energy connecting with your body, which can heal better than any medication could ever.
There are meridians that run their course through the body and direct the flowing energy in a specific way that ensures the relief of pain and tension. When this energy is continuous moving, you’ll feel much better. Injuries are said to block this flow, and when you can get it started again, the pain and tension is relieved.
How Cupping and Acupuncture Works
In short, both can remove those energy obstructions and provide a much better flow of energy. This acupuncture method is done through improving the blood flow with various methods. When the flow takes away the toxins, the waste is removed from those obstructed areas.
With cupping, there is suction created on the skin on the areas that are obstructed and hurt. This suction takes the blood to that damaged area and removes the obstruction, creating a better blood flow. While they are both fantastic methods for relief, some methods are better than others and it’s merely a personal preference. For both types of therapy, sessions can last up to 30 minutes, but typically no less than 20 minutes at a time. Of course, you’ll be personally evaluated before the session is started to provide an experience catered specifically to you.
Types of Cupping Therapy
There are various forms of cupping, and one of them is dry cupping. During this method, you’ll only have the cups and the vacuum. Of course, you may have essential oils used during your session, as well as massage therapy. The other method of cupping is wet cupping where tiny cuts may be made to use some blood for moisture and removal of toxins.
Acupuncture Therapy – How It’s Performed
Acupuncture is performed by using sterile needles that are extremely thin. The trained professional that uses them guides them through your anatomy and those meridians of your body to increase the blood flow and remove obstructions. The areas that the needles are placed are essential where the natural energy has been stopped. Once blood rushes to these areas, the toxins are flushed and you’ll have a pain free experience, while seeking relief for your current issues.
Medical Problems That Respond to These Treatments
- Anxiety, panic, and depression
- Digestive problems
- Skin issues
- Removal of toxins within the body
- Improving lymphatic function
- Helps with colds and the flu
If you’re seeking more information and a personalized session for your pain, tension, depression, or anxiety, please contact Pro Motion Healthcare at 705-315-0111 today.