About Cupping therapy
Cupping therapy is a therapeutic technique in which special cups are placed for few minutes on the skin. Cupping therapy is an ancient technique that dates back to the middle east, Egyptian and Chinese cultures. People have used cupping technique for thousands of years. Clinical studies proved that this therapy provides short term and long-term benefits for recovery of tissues and reduction of pain. Cupping therapy is used widely by athletes as a drug free and non-invasive therapy for management of muscular pain, reduction of fatigue and speeding or accelerating recovery.
Why Treatment At IPRC Is Better Than Conventional Physical Therapy?
Many physical therapists use one-size-fits all approach for their patients utilizing antiquated timeline. Their cookie cutter exercise fails to properly rehabilitate patients suffering from pain and optimal movement and function is not restored. At IPRC, we tailor personalized treatment approach for every patient and unique condition they are suffering from. Our advanced technologies helps in proper diagnoses and measures parameter of your joint angles, gait, loads and muscle firing patterns. Then we design individualized treatment approach based on collected data. We also measure progress time to time ensuring full recovery.
Our experience of combining advanced technology with innovative treatment method makes IPRC the best physical therapy clinic for rehabilitation. Different patients come to IPRC for pain relief and performance enhancement. we are fully aware that each has unique condition and anatomy. We utilize one-on-one treatment approach for each patient and avoid using cookies cutter exercise.
Cupping therapy allows capillaries expansion that promotes and increases flow of blood into and out of the tissues. during cupping treatment, the patient lies with face downward and cups are placed on the arms, shoulders and/or back depending on the area involved.
The cups create a suction vacuum effect after the placement of cups. The tissues targeted by cupping therapy are deep tissues and skin that leads to pain reduction, breaking of scar tissues and relax of connective and myofascial tissues.
In contrast to massage that creates pressure on the affected area, cupping therapy draws pressure away from the affected area or tissues.
At IPRC, we utilize dry cupping for pain reduction and elimination. Dry cupping is also called fire cupping. In this technique, our trained physical therapists carefully arrange and place cups on the affected area. These cups then created vacuum and are placed for 5 to 15 minutes. This vacuum causes stretch of the underlying tissues and also increases the flow of blood to accelerate healing process.
How Dry Cupping Works?
Air is used for creating suction in the cups that are placed at the targeted tissues. this vacuum will pull blood vessels and skin towards the cup, that is why red marks are left on the skin. Cupping will increase blood flow and circulation and will lose the muscles and connective tissues. cupping therapy also has anti-inflammatory effects.
Is Cupping Therapy Safe?
Cupping therapy is considered a very safe and effective technique. During therapy, some patients some patients experience pinching sensation that causes discolorations of skin that fades after some time. This procedure is safe when performed under sanitary conditions and by qualified health care professionals. Precautions should be taken to avoid infection and complications.
Conditions Treated By Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy is widely used to treat various conditions including:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Pain in back, neck, shoulders, or knees
- Carpel tunnel syndromes
- Cervical spondylosis
- Lower back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- High blood pressure
- Varicose veins
- Skin conditions
What should I expect after cupping therapy:
The suction force breaks tiny vessels and leads to the formation of bruise like marks that usually fades after some time. Patient will experience reduction of pain and softening of stiff muscles and connective tissues. It also leads to relaxation and accelerating recovery.
Benefits of dry cupping:
- Increases blood flow and circulation
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Softening of stiff muscles and connective tissues
- Relieve muscle tension
- Accelerates healing
Side effects of cupping therapy:
Cupping therapy is very safe and effective and side effects are very rare. Common side effects include:
- Mild discomfort
- Sin infection
Dry cupping therapy at IPRC:
Dry cupping is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment that leads relaxation. However, this treatment is not advised for everyone. Cupping therapy is not used if you are:
- Suffering from bleeding disorders
- Have a sensitive skin or an infection of skin
- Are prone to develop bruising
- Are suffering from chronic systemic inflammation
To attain the benefits of effective and safe cupping treatment in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, contact IPRC and schedule your appointment today. Our highly trained and skilled professionals will perform personalized cupping therapy session according to your personal needs. At IPRC, we utilize non-invasive and advanced technologies to promote active and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy
Certified Spinal Manual Therapist
Dr. Aleem has done various certifications in the field of physical therapy. He is Certified Spinal Manual therapist (Manual concepts, Australia). Spinal manual therapy is used to relieve neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions by application of forces at joints of spine. These treatments are helpful in restoring spine dysfunctional areas.
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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.