Cupping Therapy at Aligned Modern Health 

Cupping therapy is a popular and effective healing technique that is offered within our acupuncture services. Cupping can be used to address a broad range of symptoms and pain relief.

How does cupping work?

The technique works when cups are placed on the skin to create a vacuum effect. Placement is often on the back, neck, and shoulders – near the site of pain.

Cupping therapy works to promote healing by increasing blood and loosening the fascia and connective tissue within the affected area. Below the surface, cupping creates a vacuum that draws stagnant blood and other fluids away, so that healthy circulation can be restored.

What does cupping feel like?

Cupping is an all natural treatment. Aside from temporary blemishes, it has minimal side effects. Most recipients describe cupping as “relaxing” and may liken it to a feeling similar to deep massage.



Working with an experienced provider 

Cupping should only be administered by an experienced, trained professional. At Aligned Modern Health, our team of acupuncturists hold a Master’s degree or Doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top educational institutes in the world.

Upon your appointment request, we will match you with an acupuncturist who will help customize your treatment plan to consider all aspects of your life and wellness goals.

Can I use insurance?

For acupuncture, we work with most major insurance and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and we accept referrals from the VA.  By completing the schedule form, below, you can also request an insurance verification that details your coverage.


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