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Benefits of Cupping

Cupping opening up the pores to vent out heat and colds.  It is also very useful for allergy prevention and respiratory disorders.  * Athletes such as Michael Phelps and weekend warrior’s use cupping to speed up recovery, improve muscle movement, decrease muscle soreness and pain.

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Cupping Procedure

I use glass cups in which I place a burning cotton ball, to produce a partial vacuum. Once the flame is out I place the cup upside down onto the skin so suction can occur.  Once the treatment begins the patient will feel subjective sensations.  Some descriptions of what patients feel include Tingling, Warmth, Pulling, Grounding and Relaxing Sensations.  Once I was presented with a creative description, it came from one of my pediatric patients describing cupping as an octopus sucking up with its tentacles.”

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How Long do Cupping Treatments Take?

 Patient cupping treatment time will vary depending on what is being treated. A typical cupping treatment last between five and twenty-five minutes. Depending on the patient’s comfort level with the procedure.

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So What is Cupping?

Cupping is a technique I use to promote blood flow and move CHI.
It revs up the lymphatic system, therefore clears toxins and waste products in the body.  It grasps onto the fascia (a layer of connective tissue in which holds muscles in place) causing it to stretch, so it can release tension, adhesions and scar tissue.  It grasps the muscles to release tightness, knots and trigger points and improves range of motion.  Cupping will leave you feeling loose and relaxed after the treatment.

Cointa Ledezma
Cointa Ledezma
19:54 13 Nov 19
María Ledezma .Este lugar de tratamiento es excelente buen servicio mucho interés por los pacientes gracias a mi en lo personal me ayudó Muchas Gracias Dra. MAYA Martinez.
Kisai Guzmán
Kisai Guzmán
20:23 16 Oct 19
I was dealing with a high level of stress/anxiety (burnout) so I was experiencing a lot of physical symptoms. Thankfully, I was referred to Maya. She is a great acupuncturist. I felt well taking care of, Maya has a welcoming professional approach. Always checking in to see how you are progressing. If you are new to acupuncture I definitely recommend you to start here, because Maya has a great way of explaining how acupuncture can help, which helps you understand that you might not feel a difference after the first few session. Thank you Maya for Sharing your knowledge. And being such an awesome human being.
Cecilia Diaz
Cecilia Diaz
18:34 10 Oct 19
Me gusta mucho venir con la Dra.Maya Martínez porque es muy amable y sabe muy bien como ayudar a sus pacientes.Yo tuve un accidente de auto y estaba muy lastimada de mi cuello y espalda pero gracias a Maya ahora ya casi no tengo dolor, me siento muy positiva en mi recuperacion.Ella es muy profesional y amable y ademas habla español.
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
17:12 01 Oct 19
Maya worked wonders on my neck and hands. I suffer from arthritis and the treatments she gave me helped so very much. I was having great difficulty sleeping due to the pain I was suffering from and the treatments have helped. I still have some discomfort in my hands but much less and my neck feels so much better. I sleep comfortably and have fewer headaches. Thank you Maya.
Alexi Michel
Alexi Michel
21:54 27 Sep 19
Acupuncture is really great I've had anxiety problems for years and acupuncture has helped me relax and control my anxiety!!!
Miller Henderson
Miller Henderson
21:25 04 Aug 19
Maya’s calm and professional nature instills confidence. With her athletic background and superior knowledge of anatomy, she was able to quickly and precisely diagnose and treat my chronic sports injury - biceps tendinitis. She has a genuine desire to heal her patients.

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