Where to Get Cupping Therapy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Have you seen those odd red circular marks on the back of U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? Don't worry too much, he didn't get into a physical altercation with rival South African Swimmer Chad le Clos, he's just been "cupped." Phelps like many other Olympic athletes in Rio is utilizing cupping for pain relief and muscle therapy. The perfect circular marks are the results of being "cupped" through the ancient art of cupping therapy and the marks typically disappear within a few days. Cupping therapy uses cups to create a pressurized vacuum on a patient's body to mobilize blood flow and to promote pain relief and aid in a broad range of medical ailments.

The treatment is common in the Middle East and Asian countries and now cupping therapy is offered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at these places:

Pittsburgh Classical Acupuncture
Pittsburgh Classical Acupuncture offers Classical Chinese Acupuncture. It is the only Acupuncture Clinic in the Pittsburgh area utilizing all 68 of the classical acupuncture meridians. Patients will work one-on-one with Licensed Acupuncturist Andrew Macfarlane MS L.Ac. and can choose from a number of acupuncture and adjunctive therapies such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and tui-na massage at no additional charge. The clinic is located in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about Pittsburgh Classical Acupuncture and cupping therapy.

Yasmin's Cedars Acupuncture & Wellness Center
Yasmin's acupuncture and oriental medicine services are located in the West End Village in Pittsburgh, PA. Yasmin Fakih is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and California. The center offers the following acupuncture and Oriental medicine services.
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • Gua Sha
  • Moxa
Learn more about Yasmin Fakiha and the Cedars Acupuncture & Wellness Center.

Pittsburgh Massage Works
Pittsburgh Massage Works is located on the north side of Pittsburgh. The spa is operated by Ian and Amy Green who both are licensed as a Massage Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and have training from the Pittsburgh School of Massage. The spa offers message and float sessions and a selection of ancillary Eastern Medicine treatments that include:
  • Cupping
  • Acupressure
  • Thai Massage
  • Gua Sha
  • Acupoint Magnet Therapy
Learn more about Pittsburgh Massage Works.

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Scott Kozelnik has called the North Hills of Pittsburgh home since 2003. As an historian and writer, he's been published by Arcadia Publishing - Images of America, the West Virginia Encyclopedia and can be found floating out in the blogoshpere. He manages the Pittsburgh.net events blog and social media assets.