Written by: Naomi Kornelsen BSc, CAT(C)
Dry cupping is the more popular method of cupping in North America and is done without the removal of blood. The traditional form of cupping is done by having a flammable substance, for example paper, placed inside the cup and then lit on fire.
Once the fire is extinguished the cup is turned upside down and placed on the skin. As the air cools inside the cup a suction is formed and the skin is pulled into the cup and blood is drawn towards the skin. The modern version of cupping is done by using a plastic or glass cup and a pump in order to create the suction.
Cupping is used for:
After treatment you may notice markings on your skin. These are often thought to be bruises, and although they have similar looks, they do not bring about the tenderness that a bruise does. The mark that is left behind after a cupping session is actually an ecchymosis mark. Essentially, this is old blood that has been sitting for a while that is being drawn to the surface to allow for the flow of new blood to come through the area of treatment. This allows toxins to be drawn out, broken down and removed from the body. Ecchymosis marks last anywhere from 2-7 days usually but can vary depending on length of treatment.
If you have any further questions or are interested in learning more about cupping and how it can work for you, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book your next cupping session.
Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, Personal Trainer
Are you experiencing heel pain? Is it nagging you after a long day standing on your feet? Or feeling very sore after playing your favorite sports? Is your heel pain worse the first few steps in the morning? You are not alone because millions of people worldwide are affected by heel pain. What exactly is happening to your heel? Why is it so sore? What could it be?
Home Program: Pain Management
In Clinic Care: Athletic Therapy
Custom Fitted Orthotics: How it’s Done
It will be sent to the manufacturing company Paris Orthotics located in British Columbia and in 5-10 business days, the custom insole will be ready for you to wear.
Custom fitted orthotics not only help correct your foot mechanics, they also help prevent heel pain and stop it from getting worse. If this is something you are looking and that you know it will help, contact our clinic. Also, many private insurances cover the custom fitted orthotics with the requirement of doctor’s prescription along with the diagnoses, i.e., plantar fasciitis.
Check your insurance coverage as other conditions may apply.
Our clinic direct bills to Manitoba Blue Cross, Great-West Life and Green Shield Canada.
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