Cupping is used frequently and complements acupuncture and massage. Suction cups placed at various points on the body create a vacuum that draws toxins to the surface of the skin. This stimulates the person's protective energy and consequently their immune system because skin has the richest circulation it clears toxins quickly and efficiently.

 

1: What does cupping do?

Cupping has the function of warming and promoting the flow of energy in the blood this dispelling cold dampness, toxic and winds. It is also diminishing swellings and pains.


2: What kinds of problems can cupping cure?

Cupping responded very well with the following problems: Diseases caused by dampness, such as low back pain, lumbago, sciatica, pain the arms and shoulders, pain in the legs and muscular part of the body, stomachache, vomiting, headache, migraine, sprains, insomnia etc.

 

3: What are the tools used in cupping treatment?

Ancient time people will use animal horn to suck out the pus, or they will use bamboo jar. Modern time we use glass jars which are easy to clean and easy to monitor the cupping progress. We use alcohol soaked cotton ball, ignite it and put it into the cup to create a vacuum then remove the cotton ball immediately and place the cup on selected position.


4: What would happen after the cupping?

There is no pain involved during and after cupping. Usually if there is stagnation then the skin on the cupping area will becomes congested with violet colored blood stasis formation. It'll look like big hickies which will go away few days later.