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, tension, neck pain and the common cold to name a few. In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place a small glass or plastic cups over specific areas on you body. They may be moved over the affected area or left in place. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. You may leave the office looking as though a large octopus gave you a big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will quickly dissipate.