What is cupping?
- Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.
- It is used for:
- sore muscles
- neck pain
- the common cold
- Small glass or plastic 'cups' are placed over specific areas on the body and a vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction.
- The cups may be moved over an affected area or left in place.
- There may be some slight redness, but no need for alarm it will quickly dissipate.