Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is mainly used for "Exterior" disorders, meaning problems affecting the outside of the body, such as joint or muscular problems. The gentle vacuum created in the glass cup pulls the tissues upwards, creating an "anti-gravity" massage that stimulated local circulation and resolves stagnation.

In China cupping is seen as an important part of acupuncture treatment

Woman Receiving Cupping and Acupuncture Treatment --- Image by ©  Strauss/Curtis/CORBIS

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