Ivan Zamorano

Acupunture Treatment

Woman shares about getting pain relief through ancient ‘cupping’ massage technique

Woman shares about getting pain relief through ancient ‘cupping’ massage technique


TALITHA: A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKED
ABOUT IT AFTER THE OLYMPICS. ONE THAT PEOPLE SWEAR BY. NEW TONIGHT, OUR KIMBERLY VAN
SCOY TELLS US MORE ABOUT CUPPING
THERAPY. REPORTER: THIS MAY LOOK RATHER
ODD BUT IT’S CALLED CUPPING. IT’S AN ANCIENT CHINESE FORM OF
MASSAGE.>>TRADITIONALLY IN MASSAGE, WE
USE DOWNWARD PRESSURE BUT IN
CUPPING, WE USE AN UPWARD
PRESSURE TO PULL THE TISSUE
APART. REPORTER: TODD SHORE WITH CAMEL
CITY MASSAGE PLACES THE CUPS ON
PROBLEM AREAS AND THEN USES
SUCTION TO PULL THE SKIN UP.>>THAT HELPS SEPARATE THE SKIN
AND FASCIA PULL FROM THE MUSCLE
TISSUE TO ALLOW BETTER
CIRCULATION IN THAT AREA. REPORTER: IN THAT INCREASE IN
CIRCULATION SHORE SAYS HELPS A
NUMBER OF THINGS.>>TYPICALLY IT’S USED FOR
HEADACHES, CHRONIC BACK PAIN,
UPPER AND LOWER BACK PAIN, A LOT
OF ATHLETES USE IT FOR
FLEXIBILITY AND RANGE OF MOTION
ISSUES. REPORTER: K PATRIDGE USES
CUPPING TO HELP HER WITH A
NUMBER OF ISSUES. SHE’S BEEN COMING TO CAMEL CITY
MASSAGE FOR 4 YEARS NOW.>>CHRONIC MIGRAINES, CHRONIC
HEADACHES AND I ALSO HAVE CRONES
DISEASE. REPORTER: PARTRIDGE SAYS
TRADITIONAL MASSAGE HELPED BUT
PREFERS CUPPING BECAUSE IT GOES
A STEP FURTHER.>>I FELT SO MUCH BETTER THE
KNOTS WERE RELIEVED IN MY
SHOULDER BLADES, BECAUSE THAT’S
WERE I HOLD ALL MY TENSION AND
STRESS. AND IT HELPS FOR A COUPLE OF
WEEKS. REPORTER: SHE DOESN’T EVEN MIND
THE BIG RED CIRCLES THAT CUPPING
TEMPORARILY LEAVES BEHIND.>>AS MY BOYS SAY, MOM IT LOOKS
LIKE YOU WERE ATTACKED BY AN
OCTOPUS. BUT UNLESS YOU’RE GOING TO GO ON
OTHER THAN THAT, UNLESS
YOU’RE GOING TO GO ON A DINNER
DATES WITH A LOW BACK DRESS,
IT’S FINE. REPORTER: CUPPING IS SAFE FOR
MOST PEOPLE BUT IF YOU’RE ON
BLOOD THINNERS OR HAVE A
BLEEDING OR CLOTTING DISORDER,
YOU’RE ADVISED TO STICK WITH
REGULAR MA

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