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480-969-4040 – Verve Wellness Center
480-834-3084 – Verve Surgical Institue
4824 E. Baseline Rd., Suite #140, Mesa, AZ 85206
DIRECTIONS to VERVE WELLNESS CENTER
6424 E. Broadway Rd., Suite #102, Mesa, AZ 85206
DIRECTIONS to VERVE SURGICAL INSTITUTE
Monday – Friday 8:00am–7:00pm Saturday 9:00am–1:00pm
Monday – Friday 8:00am–5:00pm
Monday – Friday 8:30am–6:00pm
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture:
Monday 9:00am-3:00pm Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm
Monday-Saturday by Appointment Only
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am–7:00pm Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-11:00am Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Verve Surgical Institute & Pain Management
P: 480.969.4040 F: 480.830.9202/480.830.1042
WHAT IS CUPPING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
What is Cupping Therapy?
Negative pressure from the suction cups act as a "reverse massage" to:
-Rapidly facilitate rigid soft tissue release
-Stretch, loosen & lift connective tissue to release areas of adhesions and constrictions
-Promote fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood and lymph to skin & muscles
-Drain fluid and toxins through lymphatic system
-Sedate the nervous system to relieve pain
-Provide deep relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (reducing blood pressure)
What does it treat?
Bronchitis, asthma, lung congestion, arthritis, rheumatism, gastrointestinal disorders,depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue, migraine headaches, back and neck pain, facial paralysis, numbness, and even cellulite.
Why are there sometimes marks or discolorations as a result from Cupping Therapy?
The most common misunderstandings concerning cupping is the misinterpretations of the marks that sometimes result. These marks are NOT bruises! Bruising is caused by impact trauma with the breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury. There is no compression in correctly performed cupping.
When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells. This results in a local build-up of waste products such as dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, and toxins. It is quite common during stationary cupping (left static for 5 - 15 minutes) to achieve dramatic'marks'or'discolorations',while the less aggressive action of moving the cups,minimizes the intensity and duration of the discolorations. This is the therapeutically desired effect-the more this is visible, the greater the level of stagnation and toxicity. The discoloration will fade over 3-7 days. Over multiple treatments there will be less and less discoloration indicating the internal unwanted toxins have been systematically purged.
What can I expect after cupping therapy?
Aside from a reduction of pain, the after effects of cupping are most intense at the beginning of receiving treatments, and lessened dramatically as your system becomes accustomed to the treatments as they culminate. Similar to a deep tissue massage, you may feel the need to sleep or you may feel a burst of energy, a warm sensation over the area treated, thirst, increased urination, soreness (like after a strenuous exercise), or even a headache as your lymphatic system drains the purged accumulation. In general, you will be surprised at how relaxed, warm and light you'll feelhours... sometimes even days afterwards.