Cupping

Cupping is a highly effective therapy
for pain management.

Chronic pain is no fun!  It wears on you and wears you out.  You just want it gone.

You may have tried various over-the-counter medication and/or prescription pain pills with minimal relief.  Same for various physical modalities, such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture.  Detoxing is helpful, but not enough. 

So, what can you do? 

Try cupping!

Everything is energy - you, me, plants, animals, and even inanimate objects.   This energy is called qi or chi by the Chinese.  Ideally, qi should flow throughout our bodies resulting in health.  But sometimes poor energy flow results in stagnated blood and lymph fluid.  Oxygen and nutrition are prevented from reaching the cells and toxins accumulate in the cells; pain and disease result from this stagnation.


“Where there is stagnation, there will be pain.
Remove the stagnation, and you will remove the pain.”
~Ancient Chinese Maxim


But this stagnation can be eliminated through the application of suctioning cups on your skin.  Simply, the vacuum lifts the skin and separates the tissues which creates space of negative pressure for the bodily fluids and toxins to move and drain away.  Simultaneously, the increased blood flow allows oxygen and nutrition to replenish the cells.  Thus, energy flow is re-established, and pain and disease are eliminated. 

The negative pressure can even sedate the nervous system to turn off the pain response and even other abnormal functions, such as high blood pressure, insomnia.  It feels like flipping a switch.

The vacuum can be accomplished with manual cups or by machine in a process called Medi-cupping which is preferred.  The amount of suction can be controlled with the machine much more effectively.  Various techniques can be used with Medi-cupping depending whether the intention is to stimulate blood flow or to deep massage the muscles.

Generally, you may feel a bit of skin pulling or pinching which dissipates over time as the congestion is alleviated by the negative pressure.  You may notice red round marks on the skin that will gradually fade.  And you may notice a bit of post-treatment soreness and fatigue as the tissues improve. 

Cupping should not be performed if you are using blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder.  

Not many practitioners are using Medi-cupping.  However, Tina Francis, LMT at 513-314-4686 and at 453 W. Main Street in Mount Orab, Ohio 45154 is highly skilled with this machine.  Dr. Richey suggest that you schedule an appointment with Tina either before or after your appointment with her especially if you are travelling from a considerable distance.  Dr. Richey has noticed considerable improvement in decrease pain, increased range of motion, and increase flexibility with her Medi-cupping appointments.

Medi-cupping can be used with massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, or Reiki, but it is best to separate body work modalities by at least 48 hours.  And it is more effective with a comprehensive detoxification program including lymphatic drainage.


Cupping will enhance your treatment
for chronic infections!


Let food

be thy medicine, 

and medicine 

be thy food.  

~Hippocrates

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is a lamp

to my feet

and a light

to my path.

~Psalm 119:105

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I will cure them,

and will reveal

to them the

abundance of

peace and truth.

~Jeremiah 33:6

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