Dr. John Mettham and Dr. Jazmin Torres offer various techniques such as cupping therapy to enhance chiropractic treatment at Mountainside Wellness Center serving Chandler, Maricopa, South Phoenix, and Ahwatukee, AZ.
Guide to Cupping Therapy in Chiropractic Care
Though adjustments are a foundational method utilized by chiropractors, there are many other methods added to chiropractic treatment plans that improve the musculoskeletal system. One of these complementary methods offered by Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres at Mountainside Wellness Center in South Phoenix is cupping therapy. In this guide, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about cupping and how it can benefit you.
What is Cupping Therapy and How Does It Work?
Cupping is a technique that is often used on the back, neck, legs, shoulders, and other areas to address soft tissue problems. The cups are placed on the treatment site to create suction. This suction lifts the soft tissues and pulls blood to the site, providing natural relief and healing.
What Benefits Does It Provide?
As the soft tissues are lifted, it eases tension and reduces pain. This helps improve the range of motion and flexibility. As the blood flows to the site, it fights inflammation and brings oxygen and other nutrients to the area. It also improves nerve function and many patients enjoy better quality sleep, improved performance, and increased energy.
What Conditions Can Cupping Help Treat?
Adjustments and other chiropractic techniques are often combined with cupping to address a variety of conditions and symptoms. These include but are not limited to:
- Injuries due to repetitive use or overuse
- Back pain
- Stiffness in the back and neck
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Sports or exercise-related injuries
- Shoulder pain
It’s also used in sports chiropractic to help with training recovery and to improve performance. Due to all the benefits, including improved nerve function, pain relief, and a reduction in cortisol levels, many people also enjoy stress relief and an improved mood from cupping therapy.
Learn more about cupping and how it can benefit you by visiting Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres at Mountainside Wellness Center serving Chandler, Maricopa, South Phoenix, and Ahwatukee, AZ. Call (480) 940-7444 to schedule your appointment today.