• Chinese cupping therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings fresh blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.
  • The lifting action of Chinese cupping therapy creates space between the muscle and the fascia.
  • Muscles and connective tissue heal quicker with increased oxygen and blood flow to the area.
  • Moving and stationary cupping therapy is often done along the bladder channel on the back. 
  • The bladder channel acupuncture points on the back are excellent locations for cupping therapy because they are known as back shu transport points that send blood and energy to corresponding internal organs for improved health and function.

The most common misunderstandings concerning cupping is the misinterpretations of the marks that sometimes result. These marks are not bruises. Bruising is caused by impact trauma with the breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury. There is no compression in correctly performed cupping.

When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells. This results in a local build-up of waste products such as dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, and toxins.
Cupping therapy is excellent for conditions such as tennis and golf elbow, carpal tunnel, and repetitive-motion, stress injuries.




North Kauai Acupuncture

Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 5000 years. It relieves aches and pains, relaxes tight muscles, improves circulation, expedites healing of injuries, detoxifies the body, helps with respiratory and digestive issues.

Facial cupping uses vacuum technique, as an all-natural alternative to a surgical face-lift, or laser and chemical treatments. It tones your facial muscles, reduces under-eye puffiness, lifts, and tones the jowls, relaxes tight brow, facial, and jaw muscles. It improves the blood circulation to your facial muscles and stimulates lymph movement. This treatment is a very unique way of turning back the hands of time.

This relaxing, glass cupping facial increases fresh blood circulation and nutrients to the skin, increases lymphatic flow, and reduces inflammation.

Facial Cupping Rejuvenation relaxes facial muscles and plumps the lines on your face. It moves toxins and stagnant blood out and ushers new nutrient-enriched blood and fluids in, to detoxify your face; thereby, repairing and nourishing your face.

Its deep, invigorating action increases elastin and collagen; preserving our youthfulness. It reverses gravity's effects on your face. It gives your face a lymphatic drainage and increases circulation, resulting in a clearer, more even complexion with beautiful, natural color. It’s completely painless and leaves no marks.

Chinese Cupping Therapy

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I simply place a "specialized" cup onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt, it comfortably draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your QI (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.

When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells, and there will be a local build-up of waste products.

Suction pulls toxins, pathogenic factors, blood poison, dead lymph and cellular debris from deep within the tissues to the surface. These debilitating agents are then more easily expelled from the body.

The quality of the pathogenic factors varies according to the severity of the patient's blood stasis, which correlates with the nature, severity and type of condition they have. These are all results of disease and toxins being removed from deep within the tissues. The more discoloration that surfaces, the greater level of stagnation and toxicity needing to be purged from the body. Usually, the practitioner will see the greatest amount of deposits being drawn to the surface in the first few treatments, this is a good thing.

The deposits will lessen in intensity as the deeper issues are resolved and the stagnation and toxins have been dredged up and flushed out via the body's own circulatory systems, expulsion from the pores and sweat.


A Recent 8/31/16 Kauai Garden Island News Article Featuring Christine Walinch Acupuncture and Chinese Cupping Therapy