Cupping with acupuncture is a very effective way to treat tight muscles, fascia and knots which is the cause of so much back pain!
Acupuncture stimulates your body to heal. Locally, there is an increased flow of blood, as your body reacts positively to the tiny acupuncture needle. This reduces inflammation and pain. Your nervous system (the rest, relax, digest part) is stimulated and your body relaxes - your mind is calmed, muscles relax, and your stomach may start digesting (it gurgles)! When your body relaxes and blood is moving, it does what it is meant to do - heal.
Cupping stretches the fascia, the tissue that lies under the skin but above the muscles. This causes an increase in blood flow, moving any stagnant blood. The effect of both treatments simultaneously, results in a reduction of pain, muscle release and healing. Significant improvement is seen in 2 to 4 treatments.