Cupping is a safe, effective, and soothing method of promoting relief, recovery, and restoration of muscles and tissues that are injured or sore from athletic, occupational, or daily activity.
Specialized cups gently charged with air suction are placed on the skin on key points and regions of affected body parts. The suction gently but effectively provides myofascial release and stimulation, lifting the skin slightly away from underlying muscles, nerves, vessels, and other tissues to help circulate blood and lymph, remove byproducts and toxins, and replace nutrients and fresh bodily fluids.
Used for centuries, the technique of cupping is non-invasive, hypoallergenic, and non-chemical. The administration of cupping itself is therapeutically beneficial, involving gentle palpation to locate treatment points, and to attach and remove the cups. There are no side-effects; any slight discoloring of the skin that occurs due to the suction is temporary, and will resolve immediately up to a few days following treatment.
Ask your practitioner about the pain relief, recovery promotion, and restoration of energy that can be achieved from this simple yet effective therapy.
Jim Fu integrates his training in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder with his experience in sports therapy as a nationally-sponsored endurance mountain biking athlete.
Hailing from Missoula, Montana, Jim completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in biomedical and psychosocial studies relating to human interplanetary exploration, studying under faculty including Carl Sagan, Pascal Lee, and Steven Squyres.
Along with being designated a Highly-Qualified Candidate in NASA recruitment, Jim has worked around the globe with world-class athletes, trainers, and teams in developing and testing performance-engineered sports and outdoor equipment.
As a pilot and also a musician, Jim understands balancing technical proficiency and knowledge with passion and sensitivity in working with patients and allied practitioners to achieve exceptional outcomes.
Jim is multilingual in Mandarin Chinese and German, and is widely present actively serving the communities of Fort Collins, Boulder, and the Front Range, where is he is the father of his beloved son and daughter and partner to his cherished extended family.