Medical Minute with Dr. Chris: Fire Cupping

This week’s medical minute features Dr. Chris demonstrating fire cupping! Fire cupping has many great benefits! It promotes blood flow, reduces pain and stiffness, helps detoxify tissues and reset muscle resting length. By using glass cups we can create a suction that will pull oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood through stiff, sore tissues. This allows the tissues to relax and helps promote healthy circulation. When there is a pathological change to the tissue, cupping will leave purple hickeys (ecchymosis) that will resolve in 3-5 days.

Your Next Steps

If you’re looking to learn more about fire cupping or any of our alternative therapies, give our office a call today at (203) 740-9300 for a free consultaiton.


*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.

About SOPHIA Natural Health Center: SOPHIA Natural Health Center is the largest natural health and wellness clinic in Connecticut, combining the traditional healing arts of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine with modern science – getting our patients results when nothing else has worked.

Christopher Maslowski L.Ac is an Associate Acupuncturist at SOPHIA Natural Health Center since October of 2015. He graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan, NYC. Christopher is also a Board-Certified Herbalist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. He is well trained in all East Asian medical modalities such as Classical Acupuncture, Tui Na (Manuel Therapy), and Herbal Medicine in order to help the body function more optimally.

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