Cupping: Not Just for Olympic Athletes like Michael Phelps (in Anoka, MN)

Cupping: Not Just for Olympic Athletes like Michael Phelps (in Anoka, MN)


See what red circles (cupping marks) look like on Michael Phelps 

What is Cupping?

Cupping involves the use of glass cups and fire. It is not scary. It is safe and effective for sore, stiff muscles, especially for back pain.  Sanjay Gupta explains safety of Cupping and “Dry” cupping versus “Wet” cupping here. Ackerman Acupuncture in Anoka uses “Dry” cupping therapy, whereby the skin is left intact.


Patients who get “Dry cupping” therapy also benefit from “Dry Needling” Acupuncture by licensed acupuncturists in Anoka.


Does Cupping Treat Asthma and Allergies?

Cupping is not only for Olympic athletes like Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps. Cupping therapy is for anyone who seeks relief after workouts. Cupping helps relieve back pain due to muscle tension.

Patients get Relief with Cupping for Asthma, Allergies and Sinus Congestion.


How Old is Cupping Therapy?

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Cupping treats Back Pain. Acupuncture Treats back pain, too.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

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