Cupping In Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C

When you book an appointment with RxWellness Spine and Health, you can relax knowing that our doctors follow a basic drug-free philosophy. Chiropractic care centers around the belief that under the right conditions, your body is capable of healing itself. The chiropractor attempts to create those conditions. This is why chiropractors use adjustments and joint manipulation to assist in the overall healing of the body. The belief is that if the nerves, veins, and muscles can function uninterrupted, then they can correct a lot of issues in the body. Cupping Treatment is a type of drug-free, minimally-invasive treatment that a chiropractor might recommend depending on your presented list of symptoms. At RxWellness Spine & Health cupping treatments is a great way to treat a wide variety of discomforts in the body.

There are many techniques your chiropractor might use to alleviate your discomfort, and cupping is an extremely effective and painless process that has a lot of positive health benefits for a large list of conditions.

Cupping is done by placing a flammable substance, such as alcohol, inside the cup and setting it on fire. Once the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down over the affected area. The hot air under the cup creates a suction over the area, and the suction causes the blood vessels in the area to expand. This encourages blood flow and improves circulation.

Immediate Benefits of Cupping

Some immediate benefits of cupping that patients can expect to see either immediately or within a few hours of treatment are

  • Improved congestion
    Cupping can break up mucus in the lungs or throat, so after a treatment, you might begin coughing and  expelling mucus.
  • Increased circulation
    Cupping pulls fresh blood to the treatment area. This can be observed from the rising and reddening of the skin.
  • Reduced inflammation
    Uses sterile inflammation to push fibroblast and white cells to the treatment area and begin a controlled healing process.
  • Relieved stress
    Applying the cups to the skin engages the parasynthetic nervous system, which slows your heart rate and promotes relaxation. 
Long Term Benefits of Cupping:

Like many natural health treatments, you receive the most benefit from cupping when it is done consistently over a long period of time. The chiropractors at RxWellness use cupping because it does a great job of treating a variety of conditions in many different types of patients. Some of the benefits of cupping that patients can expect to see over a prolonged period of time are:

  • Relief from chronic migraines
  • Improvement of varicose veins
  • Improvement of painful sport injuries
  • Improvement in Digestive issues
Cupping Combined With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors rely on adjustments and joint manipulation of the spine to treat their patients, but they also use various techniques to supplement their treatment sessions. Cupping, combined with chiropractic care, can help:

  • Treat back, neck, & shoulder pain
  • Release blockage
  • Improves range of motion
  • Treats musculoskeletal pain 
Conditions that can be treated by Cupping

Cupping is a natural pain-free treatment option that many patients find calming and extremely beneficial for treating their discomfort. The suctions under the cup can be described as a reverse massage that promotes blood flow, increases circulation, and promotes healing. When done under the careful guidance of a medical professional, cupping can be used to treat more complicated conditions like:

  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • High blood pressure 
What to Expect From RxWellness

Once you come in for your appointment, you will have your initial consultation. The doctor will listen to your concerns to get a better understanding of your symptoms. They will do some necessary examinations, which could include X-rays. After the chiropractor has a full understanding of your presented symptoms, they will recommend a treatment plan. The recommendations could include cupping and full body adjustment, intersegmental traction table, decompression table, or any other technique that the doctor believes would benefit you. 

Your appointment may go a little like this:

  • Consultation
    Have a one on one talk with the doctor to fully explain your list of concerns. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it might not be important.
  • Examination
    The doctor will try to understand how your body is currently performing. They may test your reflexes or recommend an X-ray.
  • Recommendation
    After weighing your presented symptoms with the information they gathered during the examination, they will recommend the best treatment option for you.
  • Treatment
    They will treat the problem area with the best techniques for you. You would receive cupping now if the doctor believes it would be best for you. 
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When you work with the chiropractors at RxWellness Spine and Health, our number one priority is to understand the full extent of your concerns and provide the best treatment possible to alleviate your discomfort. Cupping Treatments in DC, Maryland, and Virginia is a great treatment option for people experiencing a wide variety of pain. If you think cupping might be beneficial to you, or if you have any questions about the process, you can give our offices a call at (703)904-9666 or book an appointment online.


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