Hip pain is very common and we treat it often in our clinic. I like treating hip pain because it is relatively easy to treat and the hip usually responds well to treatment. Any area that is large enough for cupping such as the back or the hip, usually will benefit greatly from a couple of treatments using acupuncture followed by cupping. Local needling as well as distal needling is needed to get the full benefits and I use moving cupping (moving the cup over the area lubricated with massage lotion) and often will use stationary cupping (leaving the cup in place over an active spot with greater suction applied and left for a few minutes). Acupuncture and cupping does not only treat the pain but brings healing energy and blood to the area, removing stagnant blood and fluids and leading to a healthier hip joint. For a list of other common conditions that we treat check out this page.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond