Natural, Non-Invasive Pain Treatment
Cupping is one of the oldest therapies still used for mind and body wellness. This ancient practice has been used for centuries to increase blood circulation, relieve muscle pain, and induce cell growth.
At Mind Body Shen in Lenexa, we use cupping therapy as a non-invasive way to alleviate a number of symptoms, as well as to promote general wellbeing overall!
Why cupping therapy?
What does cupping therapy treat?
High blood pressure
Anxiety and depression
How does it work?
Traditionally, cupping practitioners light a small fire in glass or earthenware cups, then put out the fire and immediately apply the cup to the treatment area. The cooling air inside the cup creates a vacuum and pulls the skin into the cup. This causes the blood vessels to expand and encourages blood flow to the treatment area.
The cups stay in place for up to several minutes. At Mind Body Shen, we use the traditional glass cups, “love” cups which are heart shaped, or silicone cups and a rubber pump to create the vacuum.
Treatments can last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Some sessions may include other therapies like massage and acupuncture, which can increase their length.
Why try cupping therapy in Lenexa?
Cupping increases blood flow and draws blood to the treatment areas. Proper blood circulation helps your body heal, ensures your organs are functioning properly, and keeps your mind sharp.
Cupping is a controlled method of increasing blood circulation throughout your entire body. Intentional, focused increase in blood flow helps flush out toxins through your lymphatic system, detoxing your system. It is believed that you can learn about the condition of your blood based on the color of the cupping marks. Certain marks indicate a high level of toxins in the body, which cupping alleviates.
Non-Invasive Pain Relief
People have used cupping as a form of pain relief for thousands of years. Cupping is a non-invasive way to alleviate chronic pain in the neck, back, shoulders, and more!
What to expect?
At Mind Body Shen, we believe in the power of tailored treatments designed specifically for you, focusing on your individual concerns and desired outcomes. We prioritize your well-being by conducting comprehensive consultations, delving into essential aspects such as your lifestyle, symptoms, and treatment preferences. By understanding the intricacies of your needs, we create personalized treatment plans that deliver exceptional results. Your journey to optimal health and vitality starts with us, where every aspect of your well-being is meticulously considered and catered to.
Ashley has created a lovely spa like environment for your acupuncture treatment. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows access to your elbows and knees.
Acupuncture sites are all over the body, so your provider will tell you the site of the treatment, which may be far removed from the site of any pain. Ashley inserts very thin needles to help stimulate your bodies inate healing abilities.
Based on your goals, we can also add on any of the following services:
LED light therapy
There is absolutely no downtime associated with acupuncture, and you are free to return to all normal activities immediately following the treatment.
Before receiving your acupuncture, we recommend you:
Make sure to eat a full meal 1 to 2 hours prior to your appointment.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Arrive to your appointment in comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
Does acupuncture hurt?
We use very small, thin needles for your acupuncture treatment! Most patients report feeling no pain at all.
How many needles do you use?
The number of needles we use for your acupuncture treatment at Mind Body Shen depends on the treatment area and desired outcome. During a typical treatment we may use anywhere from 5 to 20 needles.
How long do the results of acupuncture last?
At Mind Body Shen, we understand that your journey to optimal well-being is unique and multifaceted. The longevity of results achieved through acupuncture is influenced by various factors such as your age, lifestyle, symptoms, and previous treatments. Rest assured, our dedicated practitioners leverage this understanding to provide you with tailored acupuncture sessions that yield remarkable outcomes. You may experience the benefits of acupuncture lasting anywhere from days to weeks, with some of our clients reporting lasting relief for months after a single treatment. Prepare to embrace a world of possibilities, including freedom from pain, improved sleep and digestion, profound relaxation, and a significant reduction in stress. Unlock the potential for enduring wellness and experience the lasting impact of acupuncture with Mind Body Shen.