New Freedom Acupuncture

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Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medical Treatment. Similar in purpose to Acupuncture, it attempts to stimulate the body’s meridians, enhance the flow of Qi, and restore the body’s balance.

Cupping uses suction to draw blood to a specific point on your body. This allows the circulation of that blood to heal certain organs and body parts related to “Meridian Lines” (sometimes called “organ systems”) that run along your neck, legs, hands, feet, torso and back. This 3000-year-old therapy has been known by many different names with each technique being slightly different.

The warmth and pressure of the Cupping device creates a vacuum, promoting the flow of blood and Qi—also known as Chi (Chinese for “natural energy from the Universe”). This helps to decrease swelling, reduce fever and ease pain in the lower back and extremities. Cupping can also ease stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma, support lung function, and even symptoms of the common cold, among other benefits.

Two styles of cupping are done at New Freedom Acupuncture: Korean cupping which uses light-weight plastic cups and a suction device attached to draw the skin up into the cup; and fire cupping, which uses glass cups and alcohol soaked cotton balls that are ignited, held into the cups for a brief time, then the fire is extinguished and the cups are held to the area receiving the treatment. Depending on the technique being employed, the cups may remain in place or slide over the surface area being treated. Cupping draws qi and blood up in the cup and almost always leaves a circular mark on the body, which can look like bruising, but rarely causes a feeling greater than a bit of discomfort. Bruising may last from few hours to up to several days.

Whether you want to eliminate pain, get pregnant, manage stress, or recover from surgery, we apply our in-depth knowledge of multiple treatment protocols to help you heal.

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Treatment Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


10 St. Francis Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 791-1838

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