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March 10, 2018

A Modern Twist on Traditional Chinese Fire Cupping

Now introducing love cups at Indigo Healing Acupuncture!

Traditional Chinese Fire Cupping is a relaxing treatment to remove stagnation and improve the flow of Qi and blood.  Glass or ceramic cups are heated with fire to create a vacuum and applied to the skin to create suction.

Fire Cupping is pain-free and typically leaves painless circular marks that gradually disappear within 3-5 days as healing occurs.

I tell patients it feels like a reverse massage… instead of muscle compression via pressure, the cups pull up the skin which allows fascia and muscle fibers to lift & stretch.

Fire Cupping also supports the function of the lymphatic system by improving the flow of infection-fighting lymph fluid which helps rid the body of toxins and metabolic waste.

After a treatment with Traditional Chinese fire cupping, it’s important to drink water and non-caffeinated beverages so  the lymphatic system can work its magic.


Dr. Michelle Wendt

Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), DACM is the founder & owner of Indigo Healing Acupuncture, PLLC.

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