A flame is used to take the oxygen out of a glass cup and create a suction effect when it is applied to the body. Suction cups are placed to various parts of the body or where there is local pain, this creates a vacuum that draws toxins to the surface of the skin. This stimulates the person’s protective energy and consequently their immune system. Cupping moves vital energy to the area of pain and draws blood stagnation out. Round marks are sometimes left after cupping. These usually disappear after 3-7 days.
Cupping has long been used throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. Cupping is good for tired aching muscles, common colds, sacroiliac pain, general back pain, digestive problems, scar tissues, muscular-skeletal conditions and menstrual problems. Cups are fantastic for detoxifying, tightening and toning tissue.