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Cupping Therapy: Judith Hughes, Licensed Acupuncturist in Arcata, CA.

Water that flows freely, over rocks and in the sunlight, oxygenates and freshens itself.

Fresh water supports life.

Water in a sluggish pool cannot rid itself of accumulated toxins.

Stagnant water negatively impacts life.

Inflammation is part of the body’s healing process that does best when fluids can

circulate, removing debris and toxins while bringing in fresh healing products. Fluids that collect in our bodies, whether due to illness, injury or inactivity, create a condition of stagnation that causes more pain and slows the healing process.

Acute becomes chronic.

Cupping therapy breaks up stagnation, drawing fluids and toxins to the surface, to be dispersed normally.

Pain abates and healing resumes.

Note that some of the cup marks are darker than others, indicating more severe stagnation.

Healthy tissue does not bruise with cupping.

Cupping over the lungs relieves phlegm congestion and reduces fever.

Cupping therapy:

• Acute pain from injury or overuse (eg back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, etc.)

• Acute pain from illness (eg herpes zoster, aka shingles)

• Chronic pain (eg back pain, sciatica, hip pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, TMJ, migraines, menstrual pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, etc.)

• Detoxification (eg skin conditions or as part of general detox)

• Relief of colds and flu, especially lung congestion, muscle aches and fever

If you're interested in receiving Cupping Therapy or learning more from Judith Hughes, Licensed Acupuncturist, visit her webpage and give her a call!


Judith Hughes

This promoblog was written by Judith Hughes of, published by Anthony DeLuca of, and donated to be shared on!


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