Many people think of cupping therapy as a muscle treatment like the Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has used in his competitions.

Some other well known celebrities like Lady Gaga, and Gwyneth Paltrow also indulge in the benefits of cupping. Stress relief, and increase blood flow for chronic pain is a common use. It’s very relaxing, and free of side effects. In conjunction with acupuncture it can help with recovery from the common cold, asthma, and wheezing. I remember my mom telling me that when she was a child suffering from pneumonia, cupping was done on her chest to break up phlegm and congestion.

I have patients that have had complete recovery from sciatica pain specifically from doing cupping. It’s also great for neck and shoulder tightness, and soreness. One treatment and you will feel the effects.