Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. This healing technique consists of creating a vacuum, usually by placing a cupping glass on the skin. The cup creates suction on the skin stimulating blood and Qi to flow to the area where the cup is placed. Quite often used on athletes and martial artists as displayed on Michael Phelps during the Olympics or Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet.
Cupping helps relieve inflammation in the area of the body were the treatment is applied. Chinese cupping treatment is commonly used to treat any congestive respiratory conditions such as 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 A Helpful Complementary Treatment For: