What is Cupping? Cupping has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other parts of the world for the treatment of disease and pain. It involves placing heated cups over the skin creating a vacuum to encourage blood flow and ease stress, aches and pains. Cupping stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and Qi to the affected area.
What does Cupping treat? Its uses include relieving pain in the muscles, especially in the shoulder, the neck and the back pain to relax stiffness or injury; cupping also helps clear any congestion in the chest which can occur with common colds or flu.