Cupping Therapy For Back Pain Relief


This article looks at an ancient Chinese therapy for chronic back pain, arthritis and migraines to provide relief. Although cupping therapy for back pain relief is little known, those having undergone this treatment have found relief from back pain and other related problems. Celebrities who have had the cupping therapy have expressed satisfaction in finding relief. This procedure involves burning the air inside the cup, which creates pressure that sucks the blood to the surface of the skin to restore the normal flow of blood. The cupping method of treatment is a combination of electrical stimulation together with acupuncture. Patients having undergone brain surgery and unable to withstand the after effects have found cupping a formidable method of treatment.



Cupping Therapy For Back Pain Relief

Cupping is a very effective and safe treatment for back painIf you’re suffering from chronic pain—migraines, arthritis, back pain—there’s a procedure that could help you, and it involves a lighter. It’s an ancient Chinese treatment called “cupping” and some Hollywood A-listers swear by it.


Actress Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on the red carpet a few years ago with circular “cupping” marks across her back. The same on Victoria Beckham, Brittney Spears and even actor David Arquette who tweeted a picture of his cupping treatment just a few days ago.


You first “burn with a lighter and then burn the air inside and quickly put [it] on… to suck all the blood into this area,” said Dr.Lixing Lao of the University of Maryland. Dr. Lao is one the of the few doctors practicing cupping on the East Coast.


Dr. Lao recently treated a patient whose brain surgery left him in constant pain and unable to sleep.


“After the surgery, I got a lot of headaches, so I’ve been taking a lot of Advil for the last six months,” said patient William Tan.


Desperate for relief, Tan began cupping. Twice a week, Dr. Lao uses the heated cups to pull toxins out of Tan’s body. The flame creates pressure and sucks the skin up into the cup.


“So to bring the fresh blood into this area and the move the congested blood away,” Dr. Lao said.


Dr. Lao is also using cupping on Carol Johnson who uses a cane to walk because of the pain in her legs.


On Johnson, Dr. Lao uses a combination of acupuncture and electrical stimulation, with cupping.


Cupping “can be used for internal disorder like stomach ache, asthma or hay fever,” Dr. Lao said.


After five weeks of treatments, Tan’s migraines are nearly gone. He has those cupping marks that last a few days, but he’s finally sleeping through the night.


“This is amazing. I’m really surprised because I never done it before and it works,” Tan said.


Johnson also says she feels better.


“It helped me walk without a cane,” Johnson said.





Those suffering from chronic pain in the back region have often undergone several alternative therapies. Some have found the cupping therapy for back pain relief an effective process for getting relief. This method of ancient Chinese treatment involves sucking the congested blood from inside the body to the surface of the skin through the application of heat, which results in normal blood flow. Although this method is painful and leaves scar marks, it has found preference with many celebrities. However, it may be best not to get your old China out and leave the therapy to the professionals.



Learn more about fixed cupping and acupuncture from our medical expert in this video by Robert Linde, acupuncture physician and registered herbalist.




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