Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. Cupping relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. Hollow cups are placed on specific points on the body to create a suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn’t hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
There are many forms of cupping. Moving cupping and herbal cupping are other forms of cupping.