Cupping therapy is an ancient technique that involves placing sterile glass cups with suction along certain points on the body. Heat is used to produce the suction effect, which increases blood flow to the area.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pain is a result of stagnation. Cupping therapy helps remove stagnation by promoting blood flow. Cupping may also reduce inflammation and enhance immune function.
Cupping therapy is popular amongst athletes, such as Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, as well as celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Cupping Therapy Indications
- Neck or back pain
- Headache and migraine
- Muscle tension or sore muscles following training
- Immune support
Cupping therapy is safe and effective, however it can leave marks where the cups were placed that dissipate in the following days.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs
Dr. Jeni Lim utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas to support healing for a variety of conditions. These formulas can be used either on their own or in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the effect.
Each substance in TCM herbology has a well-defined set of attributes, such as taste, action, direction, meridians it influences and more. Ingredients are carefully selected and combined to address a patient’s distinct pattern of disharmony. TCM formulas can be as simple as one herb, or can be a complex combination of up to twenty substances.
Classical Pearls are unique Chinese herbal formulations designed for the treatment of chronic diseases in modern-day practice. Directly sourced from farmers and wild-crafters in traditional growing locations, grown and processed using traditional techniques, and thoroughly tested for purity.