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Traditional Cupping Therapy in Edmonton

At Healthcare Acupuncture Centre, we help our clients feel their best with the help of alternate treatments grounded in years of experience. One of the treatments that we offer in Edmonton is cupping therapy. As the term suggests, this involves placing glass domes on your back to create suction in the skin. The treatment aims to eliminate the stagnated elements in your system to deal with your symptoms.

At our center, every client is different. We will carefully examine your concerns during the free initial consultation to recommend the best action. Since our procedures are non-invasive and don’t use medication, they will not leave lasting side effects on your body.

If you’d like to learn more about our cupping therapy in Edmonton, please view our FAQs section. We make our treatments available to our clients at affordable rates.

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is a popular alternative medical approach used by the Chinese. It is a safe, therapeutic practice that improves blood flow and relieves muscle aches. Cupping helps release toxins from body tissues and organs. It facilitates the flow of energy through the areas of pain, promoting relaxation and wellness.

This therapy can help relieve chronic or acute muscle pain and address various other conditions. The suction created by the cups enhances circulation and generates a response from the immune system. On top of that, it also encourages decompressing in the fascia, which is the sheath that wraps muscle groups. The suction causes a “release” in the tight muscles.

Would you like to know more about our cupping therapy in Edmonton? We would be delighted to have a chat! Besides this, you can view our testimonials section to see how we’ve helped others in the past.

How Does Cupping Therapy Work?

Cupping therapy involves using cups made of glass, bamboo, or silicone. Our therapist uses a flammable substance such as herbs, alcohol or paper, puts it in a cup and ignites it. Once the fire is off, the cup is placed down on your skin. The air inside the cup gradually cools down, creating a vacuum. This causes the blood vessels to expand as the skin reddens a little. But this disappears in 2 to 3 days. Our therapist might also move around the cups, creating a massage effect for enhanced relief.

This therapy improves circulation and encourages tissues to release harmful toxins. Cupping therapy combined with acupuncture and herbal medicine treats a wide variety of ailments, from digestive issues to skin issues and many more. There aren’t many side effects of cupping therapy. The skin marked with a circular pattern will disappear in some days. Proven to be effective and safe, cupping therapy is practiced safely in our clinic.

What Can Cupping Therapy Treat?

While our cupping therapy in Edmonton can mitigate numerous medical conditions, it is especially helpful to lessen muscle pain. We can also place the cups at acupressure points to address digestive and skin issues. Some of the conditions that cupping can help with are:

AsthmaArthritisLower back pain
Neck painShoulder painKnee pain
AcneCoughCarpal tunnel syndrome
Cervical spondylosisHypertensionShingles

What Can I Expect During Cupping Therapy?

Some clients mistakenly believe that cupping therapy is painful. All you’ll feel during the pressure is a pressure akin to a deep massage. We will adjust the pressure according to your level of tolerance. In most scenarios, we place the cups on your back, but we might target other areas with muscle tension. We will leave the cups on for 15-20 minutes and even slide them down to target certain muscle groups. Our team will regularly monitor you and ensure you’re comfortable and not in any discomfort. In some cases, we might combine cupping with acupuncture therapy.

We encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with us. Besides this, we can also provide herbal medicine.

Post-cupping Care Guidelines

Our dedicated team will guide you through essential aftercare practices following each cupping therapy session at our Edmonton center. Here are key recommendations to optimize your post-treatment experience:

  • Hydration emphasis: We advise our clients to stay well-hydrated by consuming ample water, promoting optimal lymphatic system functioning.
  • Delayed shower: Refrain from taking a shower for at least two hours post-treatment to prevent potential adverse effects such as fever.
  • Listen to your body: Pay close attention to your body’s signals and respond accordingly. Feeling fatigue or flu-like symptoms is normal as your body eliminates released toxins. Rest and consider taking a nap if needed.
  • Temporary nature of symptoms: Understand that tiredness or ‘flu-like’ feelings are transient and part of the body’s natural response to therapy. The positive benefits of cupping will manifest shortly.

Our aftercare guidance aims to ensure your comfort and well-being, allowing you to reap the full rewards of cupping therapy. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to assist you on your journey to optimal health.


The following are the benefits of our cupping therapy:

  • Rapid pain relief: Quickly alleviates discomfort, immediately relieving pain points.
  • Chronic pain management: Effectively address and manage chronic pain conditions, improving long-term comfort and quality of life.
  • Relaxation: Experience profound relaxation with cupping therapy, promoting mental and physical well-being by reducing stress and tension.
  • Suitable for all ages: From children to seniors, cupping therapy is a suitable and adaptable treatment option for individuals of all age groups.
  • Versatile treatment: Cupping therapy is a flexible and inclusive solution for diverse health concerns.
  • Non-invasive method: Embrace the non-invasive nature of cupping therapy, ensuring a gentle yet effective approach to improving overall health.
  • Complementary treatment: Seamlessly integrate cupping therapy with other treatments for a synergistic approach, speeding up the recovery process and enhancing overall effectiveness.

Contact Us

If you are looking for alternative solutions to alleviate your muscle pain, contact Healthcare Acupuncture Centre about our cupping treatment in Edmonton. We can consult you about your health condition and treatment; make an appointment and discuss your issue.

Professional Cupping Therapy in Edmonton

Get relief from chronic pain and muscle soreness with cupping therapy.