Much of the research done has been scattered between traditional Eastern medicine performance of cupping and 20th century Western medicine application. Across the board, it is difficult to control subjects so that cupping is the only method used to treat, therefore ruling out other methods of treatment that may be influencing progress or contributing to a lack of progress. Ancillary research throughout history shows the vast benefits of increasing local blood flow, relaxing muscles, helping to flush toxins and heat as ways to treat pain, tension, and inflammation.
Cupping is a wonderful addition to the "treatment bucket" of options that your therapist can provide. Stand-alone, no treatment is 100% effective. It is always per patient, per diagnosis, and per situation. The more tools we have, the better we can help you! Ask you therapist about treatment today!
Location(s): Burr Ridge, Naperville