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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.

Alicia Stadtmiller
Alicia Stadtmiller
00:23 03 Mar 20
I had a pinched nerve causing my finger to go numb for a couple of months, so I gave Maya a try. Never been to acupuncturist prior. The pinched nerve is gone and my chronic sciatica and lowback pain I have had for years is at an all time low, especially for the winter months. Thank You Maya!
Olga Rudnitsky
Olga Rudnitsky
23:01 08 Feb 20
Maya is a very gifted acupuncturist and healer. She has helped me tremendously with my anxiety, backpain and insomnia. She is warm and caring and has a great personality. She uses many tools like cupping and moxibustion in addition to needles. I strongly recommend her to anyone in either mental or physical pain!
ZELENO ZELENO
ZELENO ZELENO
18:08 06 Feb 20
Maya is amazing! I’ve been having such bad foot pain for the last 6 months and after just the first treatment I felt relief! She recommended some simple at home treatment that I have been also doing myself to help get rid of the pain. I’ve been getting acupuncture for only 2 weeks and the results have been wonderful. I have recommended Maya to some friends already!
Sydney Aker
Sydney Aker
23:38 30 Jan 20
Maya is super knowledgeable, will have your body feeling better in no time 👍
Mary D
Mary D
02:51 28 Dec 19
I was experiencing chronic tension headaches for a a few months and I had to take ibuprofen multiple times a day to function and not be miserable. All that ibuprofen is not a good idea and I asked my primary care doctor for an acupuncture referral. I started receiving treatments from Maya and I was surprised how effective the treatments were. I started seeing a huge improvement after a few visits and now my headaches are pretty much resolved. In addition to the needles, she also tackled my problem with other methods like cupping and rapid release therapy. This is my first time receiving acupuncture treatments and Maya was fantastic in explaining everything very thoroughly and putting me at ease. She has great energy, cares about her patients and I would refer my own mother to her.
Quincy Knowlton
Quincy Knowlton
21:50 12 Dec 19
Maya is very friendly and flexible. She successfully treated my painful sciatica that had interfered with my jogging for years. Maya has the professional knowledge and technical skills to treat whatever ails you. I say this with authority because I personally studied acupuncture and tui na/massage when I lived in China.

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