Cupping is a manual therapy treatment y in which cups are placed on different parts of the body. Suction is created & applied is applied to the skin, drawing blood through the tissue to the surface. This pulls up any toxins & impurities from nearby tissues & organs so that they can be eliminated.
Cupping boasts a plethora of benefits & treats an array of ailments, including but not limited to:
When combined with other traditional oriental medicines & treatments, cupping can greatly reduce healing time of musculo-tendinous injuries.
Traditional cupping, with the use of heated cups uses heat to obtain suction.
The hot air in the cups has a low density & as the cups cool with the opening sealed by the skin, the pressure within the cups declines, sucking the skin into it.
In this case, the cups are hot & have a stimulating effect, similar to that of burning moxa.
Many modern cups have a small, hand-operated pump to allow the practitioner to obtain suction without relying on fire & having more control over the level of suction.