Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. This healing technique consists of creating a vacuum by placing a cupping glass on the skin. The cup creates suction on the skin stimulating blood to flow to the area where the cup is placed. Quite often used on athletes and martial artists as displayed in the Olympics.
Cupping helps relieve inflammation in the area of the body were the treatment is applied. Chinese cupping treatment is commonly used to treat respiratory conditions like bronchitis or pneumonia. Research shows cupping can ease muscular tension, facilitate mobility, alleviate spasms, soften restrictions in connective tissue and increase blood flow especially in the back. Cupping can be used during pregnancy to purify the blood and drain the lymphatic system.
Cupping Can Be A Helpful Complementary Treatment For: