Cupping therapy is an ancient alternative treatment, which involves placing glass cups directly on to the body and then extracting the air out, causing a suction. The suction draws the blood to the surface of the skin to the local area which might be inflamed, injured or just painful.
The treatment can be a little uncomfortable but should not be painful. Cupping therapy improves overall health by removing energy blockages and can help improve blood flow to specific areas.
Cupping can leave red or purple bruises on the skin which will disappear in a few days. This treatment works well when it is combined with massage therapy and can be used all over the body to help draw out toxins from the body and help promote healing. Cupping can be used for a wide range of medical conditions including pain, poor appetite, indigestion, high blood pressure and many more.