Cupping is traditional method of treatment used in Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years. It is also practiced in Eastern Europe and involves creating a vacuum in glass cups and applying it to various parts of the body for therapeutic purposes.

The cups come in different sizes and are applied to the body in specific target treatment areas. They can be applied directly over Acupoints, along the Meridians or in areas where there is pain (such as the back or shoulder).

The functions of Cupping include improving circulation, strengthening or improving the movement of Qi in the body, and reducing pain caused by Qi stagnation or Blood Stasis.

The application of Cupping can assist with the following:

  • Back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Stiff neck/shoulders
  • Lack of energy

The benefits of Cupping are widespread, but like all treatments it is not suitable in every situation or for all body types.

A Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner can determine if cupping is suitable following the diagnosis of each specific case.

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