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Chinese Cupping Vancouver

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This technique uses specialized glass cups that create a vacuum effect when placed on your skin. The negative pressure of the suction helps stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to muscles, balances and regulates the flow of energy (Qi), reduces inflammation and allows for removal of waste build-up in the tissues. Depending on the condition being treated, the cups will be left in place from 5 to 10 minutes. The cups can be either moved in a massage-like fashion by an acupuncturist or remain stationary.

Benefits of Traditional Chinese Cupping

  • Reduction in pain
  • Promote relaxation
  • Help treat respiratory issues and colds
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve blood circulation

The most common misunderstanding concerning cupping is the misinterpretation of the marks that sometimes result. These marks are not bruises. There is no compression or impact trauma in correctly performed cupping. As the skin under the cup is drawn up, the blood vessels at the surface of the skin expand. The degree of colouring is used as a diagnostic tool by acupuncturists. The marks will disappear within 3-10 days after treatment.


Session (30min) – $60

*Traditional Chinese Cupping is offered at our Kerrisdale location only

FAQ Section

Yes, Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions. It can help reduce pain by loosening connective tissues, promote relaxation, treat respiratory issues, high blood pressure and colds, and improve digestion.

Like acupuncture sessions, Chinese Cupping helps stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to muscles, balances and regulates the flow of Qi, increases blood flow, reduces inflammation and allows for the removal of waste build-up in the tissues.

It depends on the condition being treated. Generally, it is recommended to have cupping done once a week for 4-6 weeks.

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic offers a wide variety of excellent treatment plans in Vancouver, British Columbia. These include manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, pelvic health physiotherapy, traditional acupuncture treatments and virtual care. If you have any of the following common health conditions be sure to book an appointment for a complete physical assessment:

  • Neck Pain
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic injuries