Acupuncture located in Marysville, OH


If you’re searching for a natural method of pain relief, cupping therapy has a lot to offer. At Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC, Rebeca Truman, LAc, provides personalized cupping services, helping those in her care find lasting relief from a wide range of painful conditions. When you’re ready to explore cupping in greater detail, call the office in Marysville, Ohio, or book an appointment online.

Cupping Q & A

How does cupping work?

Cupping applies suction through special cup-shaped devices placed on the surface of your skin. Rebeca strategically places the cups and slowly increases the pressure to an effective but comfortable level. This process draws your tissues into the cup while promoting renewed circulation. 

Cupping is an ancient tradition rooted in Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Egyptian cultures. In fact, this therapy is mentioned in one of the world’s oldest medical textbooks. 

Modern researchers believe that the improvements people report after cupping might originate from:

  • Enhanced circulation
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Elimination of toxins
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased pain threshold
  • Increase in red blood cells

New research may yield a deeper understanding of the ways cupping enhances and improves how you feel and function. 

Which conditions can cupping improve?

Cupping is an effective option for a wide range of conditions. Pain relief is central to cupping, but the treatment also delivers other positive effects. 

Some of the conditions that respond well to cupping include:

  • Gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel disease
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma

Some patients try cupping after other treatment options have failed to yield the desired results. Or cupping can be one approach in a larger treatment plan. Cupping is popular among professional athletes to reduce training soreness and boost athletic performance. 

How long does it take to see results after cupping treatment?

The suction created during cupping often breaks some of the tiny capillaries in your skin. You’ll notice raised areas with a degree of redness where the cups were placed. These marks will fade within about a week. 

After your sessions, you might feel slightly bruised and sore. But your body quickly adjusts, and there shouldn’t be significant discomfort. 

Some people report an improvement in pain and other issues almost immediately. For others, improvements develop over days or weeks. Many people benefit from a  series of cupping sessions spaced out over time. During your initial consultation, Rebeca discusses your treatment goals and explains how many sessions you’ll need. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC. Online booking is also an option, allowing you to connect with the practice any time of day.