Cupping Manhattanville NY

Fortunately for those who are living in discomfort and are looking for a helpful treatment that is both non-invasive and effective, Chinese medicine can be a great alternative technique. Through treatments like cupping therapy and tui na, practitioners like Dr. Steven Schram are able to help patients to relieve pain and discomfort and take concrete steps towards improved health.

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What is Cupping Treatment?

Cupping therapy is a type of Chinese medicine that involves an acupuncturist Manhattanville or other practitioner placing a cup made of glass, bamboo, silicone or other material on a targeted area of the skin for several minutes in a manner which creates suction. The purpose is to help with pain, blood flow, and inflammation, and to encourage relaxation.

This technique has been used for thousands of years in both Chinese and Middle Eastern culture. During the original procedure, a flammable substance such as alcohol was placed in a cup and set on fire. As soon as the flame went out, the cup was placed on the body upside down on the skin. The air inside the glass would begin to cool, creating a vacuum that caused the skin to rise within the glass and the blood vessels to expand. Typically, the cup would remain in place for approximately 3 minutes. Nowadays, a rubber pump is often used to create the vacuum instead of fire.

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In the case of a “wet” treatment, the initial suction is completed. After the cups are removed, small cuts are made in the skin and the suction is performed again to draw out a small amount of blood. In most cases, three to five cups will be used per session. After the session is over, antibiotics may be prescribed in order to prevent infection. The skin will likely remain red for a few days after a cupping treatment.

Research shows that a cupping treatment can help to treat herpes zoster and acne and can assist with pain management. However, official studies have been limited on the topic. Today, these techniques have been used by practitioners such as Dr. Steven Schram to address:

  • Anemia
  • Fertility issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Congestion

What are the Potential Side Effects?

This technique is considered to be safe, as long as the procedure is performed by a licensed and trained professional like Dr. Steven Schram. For those that do experience side effects, they usually include:

  • Burns
  • Infection
  • Bruises
  • Mild discomfort

Dr. Schram as a Qualified Practitioner of Cupping Therapy

For those who are interested in learning more about Chinese treatments such as tui na and cupping, consider paying Dr. Schram a visit. As one of the best acupuncturist Manhattanville, he’s able to offer quality treatments that help to relieve aches and pains and the symptoms associated with other conditions and issues. As a chiropractor and acupuncturist in the Manhattanville area, Dr. Schram is highly experienced at providing numerous alternative therapies.

Dr. Steven Schram uses cups in order to improve the health of the meridians and qi by opening up pores and expanding blood vessels. He can use this method to help patients with numerous issues, including back pain, asthma, bronchitis, and allergy congestion. This method can be a great alternative to acupuncture and can provide similar benefits without the need for needles. The end result is to improve blood flow and to improve the circulation of stagnant fluids.

By increasing healthy flow of the qi and bodily fluids, this Chinese medical treatment is able to work and provide improved health and well-being to the body. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Steven Schram places the cups in the particular areas of blockage or will move the cups over the body in order to perform a type of massage. After the procedure, it’s common to see some discoloration, but the technique is not at all painful.

Give Dr. Steven Schram a Call

If you’ve been dealing with back pain, arthritis, or a respiratory condition, and you’re looking for a natural, non-invasive alternative form of treatment, don’t hesitate to learn more about the Chinese medicine methods used by Dr. Steven Schram. He is a Ph.D. in chemistry, fully licensed in Manhattanville as both a acupuncturist and chiropractor and has also studied herbology. In other words, a well-rounded individual with over 30 years of experience.

Dr. Schram has made it his life’s work to provide Chinese treatments to provide improved balance between his patients’ yin and yang. The methods he uses have been developed over centuries, and they have been tested time and again and have been shown to be effective. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact Dr. Steven Schram today at 646-736-7719. Begin the healing process today.

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