Cupping Therapy in Erie and Longmont, CO

Patient receiving cupping therapy treatment at Chiropractic Center of Longmont


According to Healthline, cupping therapy is a type of alternative therapy that originates in China. It utilizes cups placed strategically on the skin to create suction. This suction facilitates increased blood flow to the area and according to Chinese tradition and teachings promotes the flow of “qi” throughout the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning “Life Force”. Cupping was first used to balance yin and yang throughout the body. Although cupping has come and gone throughout history, The Chiropractic Center of Erie and the Chiropractic Center of Longmont believe that cupping can help treat many patients.

It appears that cupping is making another comeback nationally and is becoming more regular throughout pop culture. In fact, as we approach the 2021 (formerly 2020) Olympic games in Tokyo we have more and more people asking, “What is cupping therapy?” This comes from the often-talked-about dark circles on Michael Phelps’s back and shoulders during the 2016 Summer Games. Cupping isn’t only for Olympic athletes. Many athletes use cupping therapy in Longmont or cupping therapy in Erie as part of their training and recovery plans.


Now that we’ve answered, “What is cupping therapy?” we’d like to move on to the next question we get asked. “What are the benefits of cupping therapy?” Whether you’re interested in cupping therapy in Longmont or cupping therapy in Erie this question always presents itself. The answers can go into extensive detail in specific cases. In order to keep this article short, we cover the three largest benefits our patients see when visiting for cupping therapy.

  • Local Pain Relief

  • Muscle Relaxation

  • Increased Blood Flow

  • Helps to Break Up Stubborn Scar Tissue

Our expert cupping therapy providers in Erie and cupping therapy providers in Longmont specialize in maximizing these benefits. When coupled with chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue massage, and dolphin neurostim, cupping therapy often provides patients additional relief for those stubborn and sore areas. The increased blood flow that results from cupping helps loosen sore muscles quickly. This benefit increases because the cupping technique opens blood vessels wider allowing the blood to quickly flow through the afflicted area.


The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont offer cupping therapy to help patients with chronic pain recover quickly so they can get back to training at their best! Our expert cupping therapy providers blend the art of Chinese cupping with the science of modern technology and equipment to help patients lead healthier lives. Contact us to schedule your next chiropractic visit today and mention cupping therapy! If you’d like to learn more about our other treatments or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our office today. We will gladly answer any questions, give us a call at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.