Cupping is a TCM technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars. As suction devices, these cups or jars help to break up stagnation by drawing congested blood & energy.
Once suction has been achieved, the cups are then gently moved across your skin. The suction causes skin & superficial muscle to be drawn up into the cup. In this way, it has the inverse effect of a normal massage.
There are a number of methods that physicians can use when applying cupping therapy to the patient. These include:
For first timers, it may be difficult to choose which Cupping Therapist to visit. Here are a list of things to look out for: