# Traditional chinese medicine
Get Pain Relief from Cupping Therapy at Paradox Wellness
Since I grew up in Asia where alternative treatments are widely used, I’m more than open to trying Eastern medicine-based therapies like cupping. I’ve had some severe shoulder and neck pain recently that restricted my range of motion and didn’t seem to be improving with stretching and heat. I knew back in the day, Michael Phelps had used cupping during the Olympics for recovery, and I’ve also had several friends share their positive experiences about how cupping helped relieve chronic pain, so I thought it was worth a shot.