Cupping Treatments Serving Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and the Denver Metro

Cupping involves the use of either a glass or plastic cup in which a vacuum gets produced by either the application of heat or by a pump. When the cup is applied to the skin’s surface the suction created by the vacuum aids in pulling out toxic buildup from the muscle tissue. This process can be done on its own, but is much more effective after acupuncture.

At Lotus Studio Acupuncture, we strive for whole-body balance and health. We combine acupuncture with cupping and other therapeutic treatments in order to ensure that you feel your best. To discuss cupping treatments and acupuncture with our team, please contact us today at 303-882-6169. We are thrilled to help those in the communities of Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and nearby Denver.

How Cupping Treatments Work

By placing heated glass or plastic cups on prescription points on your body, the heat creates a vacuum that suctions to your skin. The suction created draws stagnant and toxic blood to the surface and helps encourage your body to refresh the area with healthier and refreshed blood. This also allows fresh, oxygenated blood to circulate more freely and to more efficiently nourish the body’s tissues. As pathogenic toxins are released from the underlying tissues and brought to the surface of the skin, the body is then able to eliminate them much more efficiently.

Why Cupping After Acupuncture?

At Lotus Studio Acupuncture, our acupuncturist, Robert Ogarek, focuses on getting to know you and really understand what you need. We want you to feel your physical, emotional, and spiritual best and believe that acupuncture and other therapies are the best way to achieve this. Through acupuncture, we will determine the areas of your body where energy isn’t flowing as best as it can and help to get these energy centers rejuvenated and functioning optimally.

Cupping is a perfect complement for acupuncture because acupuncture gets the energy flowing in the right ways which means your body has already begun to release toxins. Through cupping, these toxins will be sucked into the cupped areas so your body can easily remove them. Then, only rejuvenated and fresh blood will move through your cleansed energy centers for whole body health.

More About Cupping

Cupping can be performed on certain points and left there to draw out the maximum amount of blood, but can also be spread around in a massage-like manner for comfort. It may leave behind red marks where the cups were placed, but our acupuncturist will tailor your treatment to your desires and leave as few red marks as possible if that appeals to you.


Often this modality is used to aid in reducing pain, spasms and knots in the muscles. Cupping is also used in the treatment of headaches, musculoskeletal pain, common colds, the flu, asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis.

Does Cupping Hurt?

I'm sure you have seen the cupping bruises made popular by Olympic gold medalist Micheal Phelps during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games. It has to hurt right? The answer is no, cupping is generally painless during and after treatment. It is true that cupping treatments cause light bruising of the skin due to the nature of the treatment but these bruises do not hurt and usually go away a couple of days after the treatment.

Contact Our Acupuncture and Cupping Studio Today

If you’d like to discuss how acupuncture and cupping treatments can help you, please contact Lotus Studio Acupuncture today by calling 303-882-6169. We treat patients in the Wheat Ridge and Arvada communities as well as the surrounding areas of Denver, Colorado.

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