Adam appears on NH1 News—Cupping for Muscle Tightness and Pain

Adam appears on NH1 News—Cupping for Muscle Tightness and Pain

This past Thursday Adam made his TV debut with a short spot on NH1 News. There has been considerable interest in Cupping generated by the Olympics in Rio as several athletes have appeared sporting the characteristic purple “Cupping marks”. News outlets all over the country have been scrambling to produce segments explaining the therapy and their trademark marks, and we were happy to participate in this story. It is always an honor to help spread the word about Chinese Medicine.

It is important to mention that the marks themselves are, despite being pretty dramatic looking, completely painless—almost everyone reports that Cupping feels fantastic. The video clip below contains several images—click to check it out.

Cupping has been part of Chinese Medicine for at least 3000 years. Historically it has been used to treat a variety of different conditions, but it is most commonly used today to treat musculoskeletal conditions and involving tight muscles. It can be used all over the body, but it is used most often on the upper and lower back, and the neck and shoulders. Its also very effective treating tension headaches and tight muscles in the legs.

Although we certainly can do it as a standalone treatment, in our practice we usually do Cupping in conjunction with another treatment. Both acupuncture and Infrared Sauna treatments are also fantastic for relaxing sore tired muscles—most people find that combining them with cupping provides a synergistic effect stronger than using any single treatment alone.

In celebration of the Olympics and the awareness that they have brought to Cupping we are announcing a special price on what we are calling “The Gold Medal Back and Neck Treatment”. This is perfect for athletes, weekend warriors, and almost anyone with tense muscles that need a little TLC.

Acupuncture, Cupping, and Infrared Sauna: $125 “The Gold Medal Back and Neck Treatment” (95 Minutes)

To coordinate all 3 treatments, its best to call our office to schedule (its difficult to do online) at 603-969-2229. As with all of our treatments, we are always happy to spend some time discussing whether Cupping is appropriate for you.

Author
Adam Learner, L Ac. Adam Learner, LAc, provides functional medicine and acupuncture for the residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at Family Acupuncture & Wellness. In his practice, he uses a holistic approach to medicine and emphasizes addressing causes, not symptoms.

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