Cupping Therapy, or Kyukaku, is one of the oldest forms of traditional Chinese medicine. Although best known for its ability to relieve both acute and chronic muscle pain, it is also commonly used to alleviate digestive disorders, respiratory issues, menstrual irregularities and similar conditions. According to traditional Eastern medicine, cupping therapy can open the body’s ‘meridians’, allowing energy to flow freely and restabilize the system. Modern scientific research has found that the benefits of cupping include:
  • Eliminating built-up toxins from tissues
  • Activation of the lymphatic system
  • Clearing the veins, arteries, and capillaries
  • Revitalizing the skin and clearing stretch marks
  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Smoother blood flow
  • Sedating the nervous system, which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure
  • Reduction of cellulite

How Does Cupping Work?

When you undergo a cupping treatment, a therapist places specially designed cups on the skin to create suction that forces fluids to the surface without harming your skin. Treatment is generally focused on your back although the legs are sometimes targeted for certain types of muscle tension. During the session, the cups are left on your skin for a certain period of time. Sometimes the therapist will slide them along certain muscle groups for additional tension relief. The process breaks up toxins and fluids that may have accumulated in the tissue, bringing them to the surface so that you can sweat them out or eliminate them via the liver or kidneys. The suction also mobilizes blood flow, realigns the flow of Qi (energy) and relieves pain.

What Does Cupping Feel Like?

Cupping typically leaves circular marks on your body, which causes people to wonder if there is any pain involved. The treatment does create a feeling of pressure. If stronger suction is used it can feel like a deep tissue massage, but it should not be painful. Cupping marks usually disappear in a few hours but when stronger suction is used or the treatment area is especially tense, the marks can be darker and take longer to fade. These marks indicate that dead blood, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, or toxins present in the body. With each treatment, they become progressively lighter as the pathogens are removed from the body.

Is Cupping Right For Everybody?

While cupping is considered relatively safe, it may not be suitable for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have hemophilia, or suffer from low blood pressure. Other contraindications include open sores, contact dermatitis, heart failure, and leukemia. If you have questions about what cupping can do for you, please contact Acucure Clinic at (778) 200-7543


Testimonials

Rozhan's expertise helped me tremendously and eliminated my calf and hamstring pain, soreness and tightness. She did a really good job explaining everything before the starting the treatment. I strongly recommend her as she is very friendly and knowledgeable.
monir pejgaleh
monir pejgaleh
20:06 05 Nov 18
Rozhan's expertise tremendously eliminated my back and neck pain, insomnia and hormonal imbalance. For a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and holistic healthcare practitioner, I will strongly recommend her as she is very precise, friendly and above all very knowledgeable!
Fariba Yazdi
Fariba Yazdi
18:38 27 Sep 18
I have had three treatments here so far and I gotta say she is full of positive energy. I have never had an Acupuncturist this amazing and I don't feel the needles at all. My pain and other issues are much better because of the treatments. Thank you Rozhan for your amazing work
Saba Najafi
Saba Najafi
19:36 22 Sep 18
It was my first time visiting Dr Rozhan @acucure north Vancouver @ 974 marine Dr . I had OLD shoulder neck and back pain very bad . I could not hold and move my hand up after she treat me I was able to move my hand and hold it up and my back and neck pain reduce a lot .I find her very professional , detail oriented, knowledgeable , patient and kind
Jay Kafi
Jay Kafi
16:45 14 Sep 18
By far the best Acupuncturist in town!!!My consultation with Rozhan was great as she had a clear undrestanding of my problems. Iv had acupunture at a few places before and I am so glad that I have finally found someone that knows what they're doing. I have been dealing with severe back pain and insomnia after having my baby and only after a few sessions of cupping and acupunture my pain has decreased drastically and I have been sleeping very well. I'm more relaxed and calm and have great energy and will continue my visits as it has changed my life.I can't thank Rozhan enough for practicing this amazing form of medicine with great knowledge,care and patients.Thank you
Setareh S
Setareh S
04:34 16 Aug 18
I had such a wonderful experience at Acucure in North Vancouver. I had the best cupping and chinese massage treatment with Rozhan. After my treatment i was very calm and pain free. Rozhan is such a caring person and she is also very gentle while doing a treatment on you. She is very knowledgeable and amazing at what she is doing. Also Acucure is very clean and organized. I absolutely recommend this place.
Mel Ina
Mel Ina
21:44 01 Aug 18
I had a lovely experience at acucure, prior to my visit I was slightly nervous but Rozhan was wonderful to walk me through everything and explain every sensation I would experience in advance so that there would be no surprises . She was very helpful throughout and I felt no pain and came out feeling very light and pain free. I would recommend her and this place to all my friends .
maha mahdi
maha mahdi
22:40 10 Jul 18