Many people experience symptoms of back pain or lower back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. Keeping in mind it’s extremely high prevalence rate, it is not surprising back pain is regarded as one of the main reasons for disability in the world. Naturally, the numbers of people looking for back pain relief are on the rise every year. Thankfully, there are many treatment options for back pain relief which range from simple stretching exercises to consuming a healthy, healing diet and from using OTC and prescription medications to using non-invasive therapies such as cupping therapy for back pain.
What is cupping therapy for back pain?
Cupping is an ancient healing modality that has been in practice for centuries. It is used to loosen tight and bound muscles, release pinched nerves, and myofascial adhesions. Because of itssimplicity and minimal side effects, today it is widely used for the treatment of various ailments ranging from musculoskeletal and digestive conditions to psychological illnesses such as anxiety, stress, and depression.
This healing modality involves the use of specialised suction cups that are placed on the skin of the patient. Negative pressure is created inside the cups by a number of different methods, the cups are then placed over the skin. The suction inside the cups pulls the skin away from the muscle layer and draws blood into the area. This helps to:
- ease congestion,
- relax the tight and bound muscle tissues,
- improve the flow of fresh blood,
When used in combination with other alternative treatment modalities such as myotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care, cupping can prove to be very effective in treating and/or managing persistent symptoms of back pain, lower back pain (LBP) or sciatica.
Advantages of cupping therapy for back pain
- no/limited side effects
- promotes relaxation
- quick pain relief
- promoted healing
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