Cupping Therapy in Austin | Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

While muscle aches and pains often stem from overuse, injury or repetitive stress, these issues can also develop due to an excess of toxins in the body. Exposure to toxins through the environment and the foods one consumes can have a wide-ranging physical impact and can lead to pain generators that are difficult to diagnose. Cupping Therapy draws toxins, stagnant blood and dead cells from within the deeper tissues to help decrease soft-tissue pain. Cupping is also a helpful complement to many other physical medicine and rehab modalities. This is because cupping helps the body recover, relax, and rid itself of toxins that can impede therapy. 

The providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine have a track record of positive results with this modality, making our practice a popular option for Cupping Therapy in Austin.

Cupping Therapy in Austin

During a cupping appointment, plastic cups are placed on the skin, connected to negative pressure and allowed to sit for around 20 minutes. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process while rejuvenated, healthy circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients to the area.

While cupping has a therapeutic effect on soft tissues, it does leave a distinct mark on the body. The dark spots Cupping Therapy leaves behind are a hallmark of the procedure. These marks occur as static blood, cells and toxins emerge from the deeper tissues. They are generally painless and subside in 3-5 days, although we recommend you keep the marks covered for up to 48 hours after treatment. This procedure also opens up the pores of the skin, which may result in mild sensitivity to cold. Furthermore, lightheadedness and dizziness can also occur.

Cupping Therapy is not yet covered by most major health insurance carriers. Consequently, Austin preferred offers it only at the self-pay rate. We do offer free consultations for this service, however.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule a consultation at our South Austin clinic. You can also visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment options at our practice. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is there any pain during a cupping appointment?

A: The suction cups create a slight sensation of tightness in the surrounding areas, but there is generally little to no pain during the appointment. Any pain you may experience generally subsides by altering the pressure of the suction.

Q: How long will the dark spots last after my appointment?

A: The marks left behind by Cupping Therapy usually last for 3-5 days. While they are usually painless, we recommend you keep the areas covered for 24-48 hours after treatment. 

Q: Does health insurance cover Cupping Therapy in Austin?

A: Most major health insurance carriers do not yet cover cupping. Since cupping is only available at the self-pay rate, we offer free consultations to serious candidates. 

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for Cupping Therapy in Austin?

A: Our healthcare providers use an integrated approach to create customized care plans for each patient. The array of treatment options available at our practice allows the team to choose only the most effective, efficient path to wellness. As such, we will only recommend cupping if it will truly benefit your condition. 

Learn why we are considered a top provider for Integrative Medicine in Austin!

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
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