Ancient Chinese Medicine Practitioner Calvin Chien applies cupping methods, also known as suction cup therapy, or baguanfa for pain treatment, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, and gynecological problems. He applies this technique at Chien Acupuncture Clinic in Colorado Springs to patients who seek relief from problems including: arthritis, insomnia, asthma, and even the common cold. Although it has been used for centuries, Ge Hong, a famous Taoist herbalist and alchemist who lived between 281 and 341 A.D., recorded his use of animal horns in his book, A Handbook for Prescriptions for Emergencies.
Modern Cupping Techniques vs. Traditional Methods
Calvin Chien uses traditional cupping techniques aided by modern cups. Traditionally they were fashioned from animal horns, metal, bamboo, or pottery, but glass offers many advantages, including smooth edges and transparency. Suction is developed as air is removed either in a traditional manner or via a hand pump, to lightly draw the skin into the cup. Depending on the patients’ needs, the cups may be left in place or drawn along the five meridians of the body. Oils mixed with herbal extracts may be applied to help ease the ability for the cups to smoothly glide across the skin. The oils are custom mixed to treat your individual needs and symptoms.
Acupuncture and Cupping
Cupping may be used alone or in combination with acupuncture at your appointment to improve treatment. Colorado Springs residents are able to experience the healing power of alternative therapies including both dry and wet cupping under the skillful hands of Calvin Chien. Successful treatments for a variety of health problems, including headaches, tooth pain, neuralgia, and uterine cramps have been outlined in scholarly accounts of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Align Qi and Release Blocked Energy
Cupping helps your body realign the natural balance of ch’i or qi, to restore energy and vitality. Modern lifestyles and disease can disrupt or even block your flow of energy. When cups are correctly applied and moved along the bodys’ meridians, deep tissues are able to relax and release toxins to improve your well-being.
What Should You Expect?
Chien Acupuncture in Colorado Springs provides patients with Ancient Chinese Medicine services that Calvin has practiced for over 30 years. He teaches these traditional techniques throughout the world, and is a recognized author within his field.
You will not feel pain, however just as with a deep tissue massage, you may experience redness after treatment. Wet cupping is recommended in certain cases and may include acupuncture during the procedure.
If you live in or near Colorado Springs or are planning a trip and suffer from chronic conditions or constantly feel tired or worn down, we encourage you to contact Chien Acupuncture for an appointment. Release your inner vitality today, call (719) 533-0008