Health

CUPPING

Yaletown Wellness Center

KEY POINTS OF CUPPING

  • Covered under Acupuncture Extended Health Benefits as its performed by a Registered Acupuncturist and falls under the Acupuncture Scope

  • A great alternative medicine to Acupuncture or Massage

  • Pressure can be adjusted from light to strong upon your request

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WHAT IS CUPPING?​

Yaletown Welness Center

WHAT IS CUPPING?​

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest forms of Chinese alternative medicine where suction is created on the skin. The suction mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. It balances and realigns the flow of Qi (energy), breaks up obstructions, and relieves pain.​

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BENEFITS OF CUPPING

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BENEFITS OF CUPPING

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, cupping therapy can open the “meridians” of the body and allow invigorating energy flow. Modern scientific research has found that cupping provides several benefits including:​

  • Releasing toxins from tissues

  • Activation of the lymphatic system

  • Clearing the veins, arteries, and capillaries

  • Activation of the skin and clearing stretch marks

  • Loosening of muscle tension

  • Smoother blood flow

  • Sedating the nervous system, which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure

  • Reduction of cellulite​

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IS CUPPING RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY?​

Yaletown Welness Center

IS CUPPING RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY?​

While cupping is considered relatively safe, it may not be suitable for patients with skin inflammation or those who are prone to high fever or convulsions.

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CUPPING MARKS

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CUPPING MARKS

​A common experience after cupping is the appearance of cupping marks. These marks are usually painless and disappear within a few days of treatment. They look like round circular bruises.

Cupping marks indicate there is dead blood, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, or toxins present in the body.

Cupping marks can be an indication of stagnation (blood vessel blockage) or disease which has moved from deeper tissue to the surface layer. The color and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the area, and range from bright red to dark purple.

More toxic substances show a richer, deeper color.

With each treatment, the marks will become progressively lighter as the pathogens are removed from the body.

CUPPING PRACTITIONERS

SHAWN (SUNGWOON) TJEN

Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)

ANGELA (SUN HUI) YUEN

Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)

JEAN-SEBASTIAN LE DOUJET

Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)

CONTACT US

If you are not available to come during the regular hours, please phone us to make reservation for appointment.

Yaletown Wellness Center
Yaletown Wellness Center
Yaletown Wellness Center

878 Hamilton Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6A2

Yaletown Wellness Center

Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Sunday: by appointment only

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