Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and energy within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain, and even the common cold. Cupping therapy works by reducing the pain we feel in our bodies. In Chinese Medicine, pain is caused by problems relating to decreased circulation of energy and blood flow. This can be related to stress, hormonal imbalances, lack of blood flow, and temperature in the muscles and joints. Cupping therapy increases blood flow to help to speed up healing and relieve pain and stiffness.
What is Cupping?