The poor neck has to hold up the large human head all day. This is quite a task and the neck often suffers. Also, many, if not most of us, tend to hold our stress in the neck and shoulders. This can lead to neck pain and very commonly headaches or even migraines. But acupuncture and cupping can get rid of much of the tension in the neck and doing so helps restore proper blood flow, which in turn can make the muscles stronger (a positive feedback loop). So this is helping fix a common problem which is often that the muscles, due to stress, knots and tightness over many years, have actually atrophied making our large homosapien heads even harder to hold up. These treatments, because they increase the flow of blood to the area, can also help with structural issues such as bulging disks as well.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond