Even if you’ve not had cupping therapy done, you’ve most likely seen circular bruise-like marks, particularly on athletes – remember the images of Michael Phelps circulating over the internet when he won at the Rio Olympics?
Cupping therapy has been around for over 2000 years and is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is still quite relevant today.
In cupping therapy, special cups, dry or wet, are placed on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. This suction can increase blood circulation in the area where the cups are placed.
This additional blood flow can potentially relieve muscle tension and facilitate the body’s healing process.
What Conditions Can Cupping Therapy Treat?
Over the years people have sworn by cupping therapy and confirmed that they have experienced pain relief because of it.
People who have seen improvement in their condition, state that cupping therapy can help with treating sore muscles, back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, and improve the overall bone and muscle health.
Cupping Therapy In Medical Literature
While, cupping therapy has been immensely popular and some studies, like the study published in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found evidence that cupping is effective in reducing pain, more research is required in this space.
The reason why it is difficult to perform high-quality studies on cupping therapy is because usually, studies measure the effectiveness of a treatment by comparing it to a placebo — like a sugar pill or a fake version of the treatment under review.
When it comes to cupping therapy – it’s difficult to create a placebo. Hence, it is difficult to perform blinded placebo-controlled trials.
Cupping Therapy and MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200
MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200 is the only shockwave device, worldwide, that has the ability to provide cupping therapy, shockwave therapy, and vibration therapy all in one device.
The VACU-ACTOR® accessory can be used with the MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200, to facilitate vacuum cupping therapy both through static (one treatment spot at a time) and dynamic (gliding) application.
It comes with multiple VACU-Cup sizes with safety holes, ranging from:
- XS – for small, localized areas.
- S – for extremities/cervical spine.
- M – for extremities/thoracic/lumbar spine.
- L – for large areas of the body (gluteal area, thigh, calf).
So, when you’re choosing to offer vacuum therapy with the MASTERPULS® Ultra MP200, you’re not just providing cupping therapy but are complimenting it with a range of other therapies that facilitate the recovery process of your patients. Additionally, you also get an opportunity to add another stream of revenue to your practice.
View the VACU-ACTOR® brochure from Storz Medical for more details: https://shockwavecanada.com/wp-content/uploads/Vacu-Actor_Quicktable.pdf
To learn more about how you can leverage vacuum cupping therapy alongside shockwave therapy and offer more diverse treatment options to your patients, get in touch. Call 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or visit www.shockwavecanada.com.