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Category: Cupping For Pain Relief

Cupping Only Sessions Will be $70 Starting March 1st.

In my practice I often combine acupuncture and cupping in one session, but I also offer shorter appointments for just cupping. Cupping only appointments last approximately 30 minutes, depending on the patients response and constitution. After 8 years, I am raising the price from $65 to $70 for a cupping only sessions, starting March 1st.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 22, 2019

Cupping Was One of the Top Searches on WebMD for 2016

The round bruises on swimmer Michael Phelps at the Olympics sent searches for the term “cupping” up by 136% among consumers in 2016. The centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy is trendy among athletes for pain relief, muscle tension, improved flexibility and range of motion. Among the many benefits of cupping are increased blood flow, a speedier: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 12, 2016

Olympics, Cupping And Radio Days!

This week has been quite the week for cupping fans! Micheal Phelps and his bold marks have gotten almost as much attention as his gold medals! This has caused a huge number of news stories on the subject of cupping, I’m glad it is gaining some well deserved interest. I’ve had the pleasure of being on the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 11, 2016

What is Cupping???

Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand. B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts. C. Cupping is an ancient technique that involves using cups on the skin, creating suction to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and provide many other benefits. Correct answer: C (I really hope: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 18, 2015

Chinese Medicine Offers Relief For The "Pain In Your Neck"

At the best of times, necks are particularly vulnerable to injury and, to make things worse, many people sit at computers all day, have bad posture, or regularly place their bodies in awkward positions, such as leaning over a laptop or hauling heavy bags.  Acupuncture is a great way to relieve neck pain quickly. In: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 31, 2013

Jennifer Aniston Steps Out With Cupping Marks

Jennifer Aniston received a great deal of publicity yesterday – no, not for divorcing Brad Pitt or marrying Justin. More unusual, the star was photographed with ‘circles on her back’. These circles, unknown to some in the US, are marks left from cupping an ancient technique of Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves having glass or plastic: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 18, 2013

Is Your Computer a Pain in the Neck? Acupuncture Can Help

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how acupuncture can help computer users who suffer from the common problem of carpal tunnel syndrome. Well, unfortunately carpal tunnel is not the only complaint that results from sitting in front of a computer all day so, today I’m going to focus on a pain: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 19, 2012

The Horn Method

If you have been to my Chicago acupuncture office, you may have seen (and I may have used) the set of glass or plastic cups that I use for “cupping” the Chinese technique that involves placing jars on the skin, suctioning out the air and creating a vacuum. This is a very helpful therapy for: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 21, 2011

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treats Autoimmune Disorders

By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOMFrom:  Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. There are more than eighty serious chronic illnesses in this category including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 25, 2011

Cupping Keeps Dancers Dancing

As many of you know, cupping is an effective treatment commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves placing sterile cups (they often look like a glass jelly jar) on the appropriate areas of your skin and suctioning out the air to create a vacuum. The underlying tissue becomes raised, or sucked, partway into the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 20, 2011