Cupping in South Hills of Pittsburgh

non-needle alternatives for acupuncture

Cupping therapy is a part of Chinese Medicine and has been for over 2,500 years along with herbology and Acupuncture. Today glass cups of varying sizes are used but originally animal horn was used, later brass then ceramic and bamboo cups were used. If you are looking for cupping therapies in South Hills of Pittsburgh, we can help.


Non-Needle Alternatives in South Hills of Pittsburgh

Cupping can be likened to a deep tissue massage but the practitioner applies heat in a cup which is then placed in most cases on the back. A vacuum effect is generated by the heat and this draws the skin up into the cup.

Benefits of Cupping

  • Move fresh blood to the area
  • Releases toxins
  • Stimulates acupuncture points
  • Increases circulation of blood and lymph
  • Relaxation of over tight muscles
  • Reduction of inflammation

This therapy will leave noticeable marks on the skin which looks like a bruise and these marks are sometimes known as “cup kisses”. They may look alarming they are not painful and they will fade in 3 to 7 days.

Generally cupping is used in treatment for aches and pains of varying kinds such as low back and leg pain, fibromyalgia, and neck and shoulder tension. Cupping also benefits the lungs in respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, coughs and such as it helps open up the chest. Cupping is also of use in digestive problems, stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, and even menstrual problems.

If you are looking for cupping therapies, please contact our team at South Hills Performance Chiropractic in South Hills of Pittsburgh today and we will be more than happy to help you understand your options.

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Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
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Wednesday
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2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
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Friday
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Saturday
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South Hills Performance Chiropractic
393 Vanadium Road #307
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 200-2709