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How Acupuncture & Cupping Enhances Your Sports Results

Updated: Apr 18

After two millennia of healing people, professional acupuncture cupping has built a global following that comprises private individuals, medical professionals, and sports professionals. This blog overviews how acupuncture cupping can help sports professionals enhance their performance.

Acupuncture cupping is not limited to sportspeople and professionals; its many benefits can be enjoyed by anyone.

The Cupping Process

Cupping is divided into three categories: Air, Dry, and Wet. Here is a description of these options:

Air cupping: A cup is positioned on the skin at the problem point, and a mechanical suction device extracts the cup’s air, creating a vacuum.

Dry cupping - The acupuncture cupping professional uses cotton balls (or similar) in alcohol. The alcohol-infused material is then lit and positioned inside the cup. The small combustion eliminates any oxygen that is present and heats the air. As the air cools and compresses, a vacuum is created.

Wet cupping -The acupuncture cupping therapist opens a sanitary, new lancet or dermal hammer to create a tiny puncture or puncture in the skin, which allows a small amount of blood to be drawn out. The lancets or dermal hammers are used only once and are hygienically discarded into a sharps bin. The therapist then positions heated cups over these tiny punctures, and the cooling process creates a vacuum.

The Benefits Of Acupuncture Cupping For Athletes

The success of acupuncture cupping with athletes has brought steady growth in the number of sports clients using this healing methodology. From local sports heroes to globally known Olympians like Michael Phelps and Sonny Bill Williams, these wise athletes have utilized aspects of this therapy treatment before games or events to enhance their performance and after the event to facilitate a quicker recovery.

The treatment effectively addresses individual aches and pains to enhance and speed up the body's overall healing. Acupuncture cupping may have profound results in healing injuries or post-surgery inflammation.

Acupuncture cupping is very effective in speeding up a sportsperson’s recovery following particularly strenuous training or injuries, such as those experienced by competitive athletes and gymgoers.

Cupping therapy removes toxins in the musculature, decreases pain, and increases circulation. As acupuncture cupping increases circulation, your body focuses on that area, giving the muscles and tissues a healthier environment within which to heal: this faster healing time and reduced inflammation result in improved blood flow.

Faster circulation boosts your immune system and distributes nutrients and oxygen ‒ vital for effective healing and a speedier recovery, getting you back to what you love quicker.

At Acute Acupuncture, we only use glass cupping, which is more hygienic and durable than alternatives (such as bamboo or plastic).

For more information on how acupuncture cupping suits you, see our Cupping Page or Book Now!

Contact Acute Acupuncture now to start recovering faster with acupuncture and cupping. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns, check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help answer most people's questions.


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