Facial cupping uses vacuum techniques known as negative pressure. This relaxing treatment 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. 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.

Please do not come to the clinic if you have Covid, or it has been less then 14 days since symptoms started, or positive Covid test.

Please do not come in if you are sick with cold, flu, cough, fever.

Please note that we may be treating immuno-compromised, elderly, and pregnant patients, who are more susceptible to becoming severely ill from Covid.

Appreciate your kokua, help, and understanding.

Christine Walinch L.Ac.



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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.

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"The Art of Chinese Cupping with Christine Walinch"


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Chinese Cupping Therapy

Specialized cups are placed onto needed areas of the body. The vacuum suction draws your skin up into the cup, this is "negative pressure." The pulling up of the skin, creates space between muscle and fascia. This is called myo-fascial decompression. This deep tissue therapy encourages fresh blood circulation, micro-capillary circulation, lymph movement and drainage. This process relaxes tight muscles, cramps, and spasms. Cupping therapy supports oxygenation of the blood. This expedites the healing of injuries and connective tissue. When using gliding, and moving cupping techniques, we are moving stagnation of QI and Blood in the body. Moving cupping is sometimes called "cupping massage."

The end result is usually a feeling of deep relaxation, and well-being. Organic coconut oil helps facilitate a comfortable movement with the cups. It is important to have a comfortable suction when moving the cups. Experienced, cupping practitioners know how to apply just the "right" amount of suction to the skin to accommodate a comfortable gliding cupping treatment. Always let your practitioner know, if you are uncomfortable, at any time, when receiving bodywork.

When circulation is sluggish or compromised, in an injured area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cell. This leads to a local build-up of waste products. Negative pressure (suction) pulls toxins, pathogenic factors, blood poison, 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. This correlates to the nature, severity, and type of condition in the body. 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. The deposits will lessen in intensity as the deeper issues are resolved. Stagnation and toxins are flushed out via the body's own circulatory systems, expulsion from the pores and sweat.

 North Kauai Acupuncture

  Christine Walinch  

  Lic. Acupuncturist, M.S.O.M.

  • 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.

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. Cupping therapy is excellent for conditions such as muscle sprains & strains, sciatica, back pain, and achy joints. Excellent for repetitive-motion, stress injuries.