Fire cupping is a method of creating a vacuum inside glass cups that are placed on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (Qi or blood), thereby improving Qi and blood flow in order to treat a variety disorders, including respiratory diseases and musculoskeletal conditions. Patients and practioners like to describe the treatment as a 'reverse massage,' pulling the musculature away from the body, rather than toward it as in typical forms of massage. Although cupping can be very effective, Monica comes from a conservative approach that prefers to make a proper diagnosis to see if a patient's overall health can withstand this type of treatment prior to execution. It is typical to experience circular bruising post treatment, as seen on many celebrities as of late.
Monica Foitzik, L.Ac.
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