Cupping

Cupping is a safe, non-invasive, and an inexpensive technique, which practitioners use to treat a myriad of conditions, like colds and flu, upper respiratory infections, and problems of the internal organs. Recently, cupping has been in the media for muscular pain, bone pain and spasms, particularly on the back and shoulders, and also helps successfully cellulites.   Cupping therapy stimulates micro blood circulation, to the localized area.

The cups are round and are usually made of glass. The cups are warmed inside, which creates a vacuum. The cups are then placed over the selected area, which is usually on the patient's back.

Cupping is primarily used when the Qi is inhibited at certain points, or when Qi stagnation needs to be drawn to the surface of the body from deep within. Cups are sometimes placed over an acupuncture needle that has been inserted. Moving or sliding cupping, which is a variation, may also be performed .