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Cupping Therapy

Cupping and Needle Free Therapies

Cupping and Needle Free Therapies in Langley

Kim's Pain Relief Acupuncture Clinic offers cupping and needle-free therapies in Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford. Explore below to learn more!

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed, and localized healing takes place.

Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins.

Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe.


The Benefits

  • Improvement of circulatory function

  • Regulating & balancing of automatic nervous system

  • Decrease or relieve pain from injury or chronic conditions

  • Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms

  • Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions

  • Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints

  • Facilitates the flow of the lymph

  • Improves the flow of Blood within the joints

  • Improves the secretion of the Digestive fluids

  • The most dramatic effect is upon the skin & the body fluid flow in the arteries & veins increases, Thus resulting into detoxification.

  • It helps open up the chest & benefits the lungs, therefore useful in respiratory problems


Cupping is a very therapeutic and soothing treatment that yields great results. But the cups often leave marks on the skin that resemble bruises. This is a result of all the blood rushing to the surface of the skin and not due to broken blood vessels. It will be disappeared by itself.

Make sure after a treatment, you allow your body to rest in order to get the full detox benefits. This means no drugs, alcohol, sex, fasting, binging, hard labour, strenuous exercises, etc., for the rest of the day. Stretching is recommended but not a heavy workout on the day of treatment.

Also, you should keep warm (avoiding wind or sudden changes in temperature, cold shower as well as a cold drink) to ensure your body’s boosted metabolism and self-healing process is working well. Make sure you drink lots of warm water after the treatment as well as the next couple of days to keep your body well hydrated so that it can properly eliminate toxins released during the treatment.

Treatment Specialties

CUPPING THERAPY is especially effective on:

  • Musculoskeletal & Neurologic Disorder

Musculoskeletal & Neurologic Disorder

  • Arthritis/tendonitis/back pain/sciatica/knee/ankle/hamstring/groin/toe

  • Neck/shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand/finger/frozen shoulder/rotate cuff

  • Headache/migraine/dizziness

  • Abdomen/chest

  • Plantar fasciitis/numbness/tingling/muscle spasm/fibromyalgia/ankle sprain


Moxibustion, also called moxa treatment, is a traditional medical practice that originated in China and then spread to Korea and other Asian countries. This herb is the Mugwort, moxa, or Aì yè in Chinese medicine. Mugwort grows in Asia and Europe. It is performed by burning small cones of dried leaves on certain designated points of the body, generally the same points as those used in acupuncture.

Moxa Harvesting: Moxa (Artemisia Vulgaris Moxa) is a species of chrysanthemum. Fresh leaves are picked in the spring and set out to dry. They are then ground into a fine powder, sifted and filtered to remove sand or coarse stems, then set out in the sun again to dry. This process is repeated until the desired consistency is obtained, usually a fine, soft, white powder. It is important to store moxa in a dry container and periodically dry it out in the sun Functions of Moxa: Warms meridians and expels Cold. Induces the smooth flow of Qi and Blood, Strengthens Collapsed Yang, Prevents diseases, and keeps one healthy.

traditional medical practice


Definition: acupuncture is performed with a filiform needle plus pulse electric current to certain parts of the body to prevent or cure diseases.


  • A better substitute for time-consuming hand manipulation

  • The amount of stimulation is objectively measured and regulated by adjusting the current amplitude and frequency

  • Produces a higher, more continuous level of stimulation than manual manipulation (essential for acupuncture anesthesia)

  • Can apply current directly to the skin via an electrode without using a needle. Can be used as a substitute for needle puncture Function: adjusts the human physiological functions, relieves pain, promotes blood circulation and adjusts problems such as muscle tension. Indications: muscle, ligament and joint diseases, pain and numbness, neuralgia and nervous paralysis, heart dysfunction, stomach, intestines, bladder, uterus and other organs. Also used for acupuncture anesthesia



Magnet therapy is a treatment method that generates a magnetic field in the body and removes pain by attaching a magnet to the body. However, there are also many treatment methods for magnet therapy, and it is not just the act of putting a magnet on the body but it is diagnosed and treated with a magnet while checking the patient's pulse. Of course, this treatment is painless and uses magnets instead of acupuncture. It has been applied to many diseases and is a good treatment for patients afraid of acupuncture needles.



It is a method of treating diseases by placing acupuncture needles on a certain area of the ear. The ear is believed to have a certain relationship with all parts of the body and all organs, directly or indirectly, by the meridians. Therefore, when a disease occurs in a certain part of the body, a tender point (reaction point) appears in a certain part of the ear associated with it. This regularity was used to define Yichimhyeol, and there are about 260 known Yichimhyeol. The therapeutic range of ear acupuncture is very wide. The name of acupuncture is an indication, and in general, the internal organs treat not only the diseases of the organs but also the diseases of the parts related to it in oriental medicine. For example, a Sim can heal not only heart diseases but also nerve and psychiatric diseases, as well as tongue diseases.


Definition: a medical healing technique that applies instrument-assisted unidirectional press stroking of a lubricated body surface area to intentionally create transitory therapeutic protective petechiae. Gua sha translates to scraping, coining or spooning. Don’t use scraping because it is misleading and sounds like an injury. Or: physical therapy is given by body surface stimulation with different materials and shapes of scraping tools and different mediums to treat and prevent diseases.

Functions: Activates Blood and removes Blood Stasis, Detoxifies, Promotes metabolism Reinforces Zheng (Upright/antipathogenic) Qi Regulates immune functions Adjusts the joint structures and tendon functions Treat injured soft tissues.

The Benefits

  • It speeds up blood flow, helps blood circulation, and improves lymphatic circulation

  • It affects the muscles and peripheral nerves and further promotes the metabolism of the whole body

  • It flushes toxins out.

  • It prevents and treats diseases by enhancing immune function and promoting metabolism

  • It has no side effects and can be administered simultaneously with other treatments

  • The effect of treatment appears very quickly

Onnetsu Heat Massage

Far Infrared Onnetsu Heat Therapy was first developed by a Japanese acupuncturist, Dr. Mitsui. She combined the newest scientific technology of Far Infrared (FIR) and the ancient traditional Japanese concept that our unhealthy cells are cold due to the lack of energy (heat). Medically, people with low body temperature suffer from different symptoms.

Dr. Mitsui combined this traditional Japanese healing modality with newly conceived FIR ceramic heat elements and invented a device called “Ensekigaisen Onnetsuki.” It is the only handheld device.

During Far Infrared Onnetsu Heat Therapy, an Onnetsu practitioner searches for those cold parts deep inside of our body by moving Onnetsuki over the body. The Onnetsu practitioner applies the Far Infrared vibration with proper heat until it reaches the bone and warms up. The patient experiences some areas as “HOT” because the skin there is cold, and the sensation manifests as “HOT.” The FIR energy must penetrate the body until it reaches the bone; this step is the key to a successful Far Infrared Onnetsu Heat Therapy. A trained Onnetsu therapist can get amazing results on all health problems, but everyone can benefit.

In the case of cancer, cells are extremely cold, and the patient may even feel pain. By applying Onnetsuki onto these areas repeatedly, the FIR energy goes deep inside and then gives FIR energy to those normal cells around, making them stronger and healthier to kill the cancer cells. When the heat reaches and warms up the cells, those areas no longer feel hot, and healing starts.

Onnetsu Heat Massage

Treatment Specialties

Needle Free Therapies are especially effective on:

  • Musculoskeletal & neurological disorder

  • Digestive problems

  • Ear, nose, throat, skin & respiratory problems

  • Spinal disease

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorder

  • Arthritis/tendonitis/back pain/sciatica/knee/ankle/hamstring/groin/toe

  • Neck/shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand/finger/frozen shoulder/rotate cuff

  • Headache/migraine/dizziness

  • Abdomen/chest

  • Plantar fasciitis/numbness/tingling/muscle spasm/fibromyalgia/ankle sprain

Digestive Problems

  • IBS

  • Digestive disorders

  • Heartburn

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

Ear, Nose, Throat, Skin & Respiratory Problems

  • Allergies

  • Sinus

  • Sore throats

  • Asthma

  • Cough

  • Burning skin

Spinal Disease

  • Pelvis

  • Cervical vertebrae

  • Thoracic spine

  • Lumbar spine

  • Sacral spine

  • Coccygeal spine


Let us help you find your balance and rid yourself of pain. If you simply have some questions for us, feel free to write or call our clinic.

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