Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy for pain relief, improved circulation, and full-body relaxation. Available in Guildford Surrey, Metrotown Burnaby, Queensborough New Westminster, and South Surrey White Rock

What Is Cupping Therapy?

A Form Of Traditional Chinese Medicine For Healthy Living

 

Cupping is an ancient alternative healing technique that is applied with special types of cups. It dates as far back as over 3000 years ago. This early medical technique has been seen in Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Greek cultures, as well as Eastern Europe.

The therapist places glass cups at certain acupoints on a person’s skin. The cups create suction on the skin to increase or decrease the blood flow.

Cupping paired with other therapies is very common. Such as acupuncture or acupressure massage. Together these comprehensive treatments offer more in-depth pain relief.

At Panda Clinic, we have treated over 10,000 patients. We have seen it help many of our clients. Not only with muscle pain, but also body tension, and promote overall relaxation and wellness.

 

front view of therapist preparing cup with fire

Direct Billing Available For Cupping

 

We offer direct billing to all major insurance providers so you don’t have to worry about paying out of pocket or dealing with paperwork.

ELIGIBLE INSURANCE PROVIDERS INCLUDE:

list of accepted insurance providers logos for direct billing

Who Is Cupping Therapy For?

All-Natural Cupping For Those Looking For A Holistic Approach To Pain Relief

 

At Panda Clinic, our acupuncturists use cupping therapy to help patients suffering from a wide array of conditions.
Including:
fevers
pain
poor appetite
indigestion
high blood pressure
atopic dermatitis
psoriasis
anemia
nasal congestion
infertility
menstrual cramps
 and more.

Cupping also removes toxins. As well as moves stagnant blood in the body. Moreover, an increase in vital energy is found after sessions.

Improving blood circulation over acupuncture points on the body promotes overall wellness.

High Angle View Of Therapist Giving Cupping Therapy To Woman

Is Cupping Therapy Covered By Insurance?

ICBC & Extended Medical Benefits Coverage for Cupping

 

At Panda Clinic, a cupping therapy session is 30 minutes and costs $60.

It is fully covered by ICBC and extended medical benefits.

top down shot of acupuncturist placing cupping therapy cup on woman's back

What does Cupping Therapy Feel Like?

Gentle To Mild Cup Suction On Skin


People who have had cupping therapy describe it as a pulling sensation on their skin.

This feeling can be increased or decreased by adjusting the level of suction. As well as with the movement of the cups over the body. Many of our clients enjoy the sensation of cupping.

As a matter of fact, they report feeling more relaxed after the session.

side view of glass cup being placed on a patients back

Does Cupping Leave Marks?

Red Marks On Skin Are Common After Cupping Therapy

 

Some may find the marks created by the cups to be a bit intimidating at first. But they are a result of the suction created by the vacuum effect of the cups applied to the skin.

The bruising typically begins to fade within a week.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is often believed that areas of bruising indicated stagnation of qi flow. But by applying cups, blood recirculates and decreases inflammation. As well as helping heal the body quicker.

Some may find the marks created by the cups to be a bit intimidating at first. But they are a result of the suction created by the vacuum effect of the cups applied to the skin.

The bruising typically begins to fade within a week.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is often believed that areas of bruising indicated stagnation of qi flow. The darker the marks are, the more qi stagnation there is.

Cupping therapy helps relieve stagnation and improve qi flow.

In physiological terms, cupping marks are caused by blood capillaries expanding or breaking under the skin. Weaker blood capillaries break with increased suction pressure from the cups.

There is no need to worry. New blood capillaries will form to replace them. They are often stronger and more resilient, which may provide improved blood flow to the area.

 

red vacuum spots, dry cupping therapy, on woman back.

How to book a Cupping therapy session

Book A Cupping Therapy Appointment Online Or By Phone

 

To book your cupping therapy session, choose your preferred clinic location and book through our online scheduler.
You can also give us a call at 888-843-2716.

You will be prompted to complete an intake and consent form online. This way your acupuncturist can prepare your session ahead of time.

Registered Acupuncturists

Meet Our Acupuncturists

Meicha Wang

Meicha Wang

Registered Acupuncturist

Meicha is a Registered Acupuncturist at our Burnaby location

Jordan Chang

Jordan Chang

Registered Acupuncturist

Jordan is a Registered Acupuncturist & Registered Massage Therapist at our New Westminster location

Alyssa Mendoza

Alyssa Mendoza

Registered Acupunturist

Alyssa is  a Registered Acupuncturist at our White Rock location

Cancellation Policy

We respect that your time is valuable. We appreciate that you understand ours is too. If appointments are cancelled or rescheduled on short notice, or if you do not attend an appointment, this means we are unable to re-use that time to support other patients.

We understand that on occasion a short-notice cancellation may be unavoidable. Please let us know at your earliest connivence. Cancellation can be done by phone call, text message, email or voicemail anytime.