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Cupping TherapySan Francisco, CA

Many people who struggle with chronic pain find relief through cupping therapy, especially when administered alongside other standard chiropractic procedures. We can help patients find the lasting relief they need with a customized treatment plan. Cupping therapy is a form of treatment that involves placing specialized cups on the skin for a few minutes to treat pain, blood flow and inflammation.

Cupping therapy is available at SC Sports Therapy in San Francisco and the surrounding area. This therapy can help with a variety of pain-related conditions, including back pain, neck pain, stiff muscles and chronic fatigue. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Adams, DC, our team can use cupping therapy to benefit the patient's overall condition.

Call us at 415-413-2237 to learn if cupping therapy is the right treatment to meet your needs.

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Benefits of cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine that can help with more than just pain relief. Instead of relying on store-bought pain medications that only provide temporary relief, we can customize chiropractic treatment to address specific areas of pain. Cupping therapy has been around since as early as 1,500 B.C., withstanding the test of time to remain a common practice to this day.

The actual process of cupping involves the placement of specialized cups strategically on areas of the skin to create a suction that pulls the skin up. Benefits of cupping therapy, include:

  • Chronic pain relief
  • Promoting blood circulation
  • Relieving emotional stress
  • Reducing swelling
  • Loosening tight muscles
  • The benefits of cupping therapy depend mainly on the issues the patient experiences. We commonly recommend cupping therapy to individuals who struggle with chronic pain since it can help to relieve muscle and joint discomfort. Due to increased blood circulation and decreased emotional stress, many also feel more vibrant and energetic throughout each day, along with a variety of other benefits as well following cupping therapy sessions.

    When to consider cupping therapy

    Cupping therapy is a great way to relieve chronic pain, but it might not be the best form of chiropractic treatment in every instance. It is helpful to have a clear understanding of who makes an ideal candidate before starting treatment. There are many reasons why our staff might recommend cupping therapy to a patient, although several of the more common ones include:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Tight muscles
  • Restricted blood flow
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cupping therapy can also help patients to relax and find relief from stress. Since stress can take a physical toll on one's body, people may find that stress only increases their pain and soreness. Although the main focus of cupping therapy is typically chronic pain.

    In some instances, we may utilize other forms of chiropractic treatment before considering cupping therapy. If we recommend cupping therapy, it will likely accompany another procedure such as acupuncture or physical therapy. We might also recommend cupping therapy to anyone who has issues with blood flow or struggles with unexplained fatigue.

    How the process works

    The first step for those who are interested in cupping therapy treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with us at SC Sports Therapy. As a chiropractor, Dr. Steven Adams, DC can examine the patient's current condition and medical history before determining if cupping therapy will be an effective treatment option. With this information, we will be able to determine the extent and severity of the patient's condition.

    Our team strives to treat the underlying issues of the patient's condition while also providing relief for the symptoms. By treating the source, we will be able to help patients achieve lasting relief. For cupping therapy, in particular, the process involves the placement of cups onto the skin, which we then suction in place.

    We strategically determine the location of each cup for the most significant effect and symptom relief. After several minutes, we will remove the cups. We will then schedule any repeat sessions or follow-up care the patient needs.

    Consult with us

    At SC Sports Therapy, we strive to help our patients end the struggle with chronic pain, tight muscles or fatigue so they can live their life to the fullest. We may also recommend specific exercises, dietary changes and other methods that patients can use to continue the treatment at home.

    With our help, patients will also be able to avoid irritating the injury or source of the pain. Cupping therapy is non-invasive, and we are there to answer any questions or concerns the patient might have about it.

    If you are interested in cupping therapy as a way to relieve chronic pain, fatigue or discomfort call us at 415-413-2237 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Steven Adams, DC and the team at SC Sports Therapy are here to help you begin healing and continue on the road to recovery.