Thursday, May 3, 2012

Does cupping therapy work? YES, YES, YES!!

First let me tell you a little story about my back, and how I got here in the first place :)

A little history on my back, it hurts, A LOT.
I've never been in a car accident, never had any major trauma, so I'm not really sure why my back is all messed up, BUT it is. (Oh does giving birth to 3 babies, and breastfeeding for over 7 years have anything to do with it, hmmm, MAYBE).

The middle of my back, my lower back, you name it, it hurts. My neck area, oh wow,  sometimes I just want to dig my fist under my skull to relieve the pressure I feel there, which is pretty much everyday. Instead of having the normal C curve in my neck, mine is practically reversed. Just today I went over my xrays with the chiropractor and he said it was 63 degrees off, YIKES.
What does that have to do with anything. Well, if I don't treat it, I will eventually have a major HUMP BACK, and obviously continue getting nasty headaches, and back pain, all of which I already suffer.

Two days ago I went to the chiropractor, I felt like crap, had a MAJOR kink in my neck for the millionth time, and was fed up, so I went. Felt better, and had another appointment today, and after my TWO MINUTE consultation I was left unsatisfied with his treatment plan, he didn't make me feel confident about anything, and I was not happy.

ANYWAYS, I left the office feeling very unsatisfied, and even though I JUST had a treatment, and a 15 minute massage (which by the way was great for what it was, I mean my kids could karate chop the heck out of my back, and it feels better than nothing) I remembered this place someone told me about one time while I got my nails done. I remember this lady raving about this ROMANIAN massage guy who was beyond amazing, and she went on and on for an hour talking about how he healed her, when nobody else could. She had bad knees, or something, I don't know. BUT I clearly remember that he was AMAZING, and ROMANIAN, so I asked where he was, she told me, and then I forgot all about him, UNTIL today.

I drove around a bit until I found it, and got lucky. Not only was he there, he had an opening, (come to think about it, I probably took up his lunch time, oooops), and after talking with him for 5 minutes I was READY for my first treatment/consultation/diagnosis. Just from talking to him, I felt like he knew more than any doctor, chiropractor, etc I had ever seen. He was SO confident, and practically gave me a 100% money back guarantee that he could make me feel MUCH MUCH MUCH better, of not completely. That's how I felt anyway, you just know when someone knows their stuff, and this guys knew his stuff. HE WAS AMAZING, did I already say that, YES simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Since he specializes in REFLEXOLOGY the first thing he did was touch my feet and he immediately told me my feet were the problem for all my back pain. I have an really bad arch in my foot, and when I walk, most of my weight falls on the balls of my feet, which also explains why I can't stand wearing heels, my feel HURT already there.  Then he found the EXACT FLIIPIN spots on my back and neck that cause me grief every moment of my life. I'm talking like in the first ONE minute. After that he got to work, and pushed, and rubbed, and stretched my back, muscles, and all those knots out until I felt like a train just hit me. This was def not your typical relax, music, hot stone, lalalala massage, this was THERAPY, and it hurt, and it was rough, and I almost had to tell him to stop, BUT I didn't.

The more it hurt, the better it felt when he was done, I mean seriously just when I thought I couldn't take the pain anymore, it went away. Got it, so if you go get a massage, MAKE sure you let them do it HARD, and really REALLY get in there, you will be happy they did.

Ok, then I was ready for my FIRST ever cupping treatment. I've wanted to try cupping for the longest time, and I can't believe my ROMANIAN massage therapist who I just happened to find by chance through a lady at the nail salon, could do this, and not only that he was like an EXPERT. He's been doing this for 30 years, and his mom used to do this on him when he was a little boy in the village in Romania. WOW, I thought only the Chinese did this kind of thing.

So he started placing like 30 cups on my back, he seriously covered my whole back, and it felt weird, I could feel heat, almost a burning, tingling sensation, but no pain. I had no idea what to expect, but I felt like my whole back was being tugged on. Talk about getting the blood flowing.

After about 10 minutes the cups came off, and I could not believe the difference RIGHT away. It was amazing, amazing, amazing. Where did all the pain go, where did all the tightness, and pressure go? Really I could care less, all I know was I could move my neck again, my shoulders, my back. My posture felt like 10 times better, more improved, and even now as I'm sitting here almost 6 hours later, my back is still HOT, like I can feel the blood circulating, literally. I am blown away at how incredible this treatment is.

My back looks SCARY, indeed, and I've seen people at the gym before (mostly asian women) with cup rings on their back, and I always thought I wanted to try that. NOW I have a whole mess of them, and I am proud to show them off, to anyone. Take a look, enjoy, ask questions, I don't mind.

I want to tell everyone how awesome I feel, AFTER ONE SESSION, and recommend this to anyone who is suffering from chronic pain. Seriously just give it a try, you have nothing to lose, and while the marks will remain for several days, and possibly scare everyone who sees them, WHO CARES. You will feel A MILLION times better, I just know it, and that's what matters right.

I can't wait for my next visit with him. I'm sold. What about YOU???

**Disclaimer** Clearly I am not giving out medical advice, please consult your trusted physician. I am simply telling a friend about MY experience with something that brought me a great deal of relief, and I think it can work for you too. I would love to write more about my experience and interest in holistic and alternative treatments, because I'm TOTALLY into it people. I just might become the next CRAZY AWESOME ROMANIAN massage therapist/doctor/holistic healer/whatever you want to call people who can heal without the use of conventional medicine. YUP, that's what I'm all about.

Ok, that's it for now, just wanted to share this very exciting thing with all of you, because it was kind of a big deal to me, and I just had to tell all of you too :)


  1. I wish I lived near you so I could've gone with you!!! I would love to try this someday, too. I'm so glad it worked so well for you!! Yay!

    1. I'm draggin my whole family there, seriously!!!

      If we lived near each other, I think we'd be doing A LOT of things together. Move to the south girl, haha :)


    2. Bella, I wish this message to find you well! I was so excited to read about your experiencs. I am a massage therapist and cupping therapist. I have been cuppping now for three years and I love it! I am certified in eastern/western and contemporary cupping. I love seeing the results for my clients/patients and can't get enough research on cupping. Hence how I just found your blog. My practice is now 90% integrated massage with cupping.

      I would love your permission to link your page to my website under articles and info supporting the benefits of cupping. Would you please let me know if this would be okay with you? You may email as well directly at

      I look forward to hearing back from you!

  2. That sounds awesome!
    I've never tried cupping but have wanted to for a really long time. I'm going to keep this post in mind the next time I want to try and fear it will hurt!

    1. Oh definitely, just go for it. I can tell you, it was NOT painful, uncomfortable, maybe, a little sore after, yup, but NOT painful :)

      Let me know as soon as you get it done, how you feel!!!


  3. Hi there! I stumbled across your blog while looking for more info. on cupping. That's so great that you're feeling better! Just be very careful - I know someone who developed a dangerous blood clot after cupping. It can be risky.

    Hope you continue to feel better! Love your blog.

  4. OK...what?? I haven't ever heard about this but girl you have me SO INTERESTED!! I have been limping around my messy house for 3 days now. I can't hardly walk much less clean up! I'm sitting here typing this at an awkward angle cuz I can't sit or even lay in a position that is comfortable. I have sporadic sciatic nerve inflammation. Sometimes it's just a lil pinch and sometimes it's the middle of the night crying my eyeballs out while my poor hubby tries his best to get me to the potty before I pee on myself (this would be the last few days). I'm usually pumped full of meds most of which I can't take during the day unless I want to sleep and let a 3 yr old take over the house and my back is covered in lidocain patches that only make the pain tolerable! So, wow....I have to look into this!

  5. i had my first cupping experience this past weekend. my neck had a huge knot in it and i couldnt move my neck. one of my friends practices bowen therapy and accupressure. she just started practicing cupping. what took her 5 hrs of bowen therapy to do. the cupping did in about 20 minutes!
    it literally relaxes your muscles and pulls out all the toxins and impurities!

  6. cupping is for real i was skeptical at first but i had it done this past weekend and it relaxed my entire back!

  7. I myself do cuping .. but I do more of the wet cupping .. and the result is instant and far more the dry cupping

    I had hair loss problem
    And I did wet cupping on my head every month ... not only the hair loss was stopped

    The hair came thicker and more in volume

    This made me learn it and now I do it
    Cupping is relgious practice which is common in mu country


  8. Hi,
    According to me Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.acupuncture in silver lake

  9. Thanks for sharing your experience on the cupping treatment. It seems really great from what you’ve said. It’s always a great idea to try some alternative treatments, especially ones that have been proven to work with relieving aches and pains. I’m glad you found yours in cupping. Cheers!

    Derek Sparks @ Forgey Chiropractic


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