What is Cupping?

Cupping is a technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine, where a partial vacuum is created inside a warm cup, placed on the skin.  The negative pressure draws up the skin and underlying tissue.  Thus, stimulating blood flow in the area to disperse congestion and inflammation.  Cupping may temporarily leave red or purple marks on skin.  Conditions treated by cupping include:cupping

-Cold and flu
-Tight and sore muscles
-Numbness and pain
-Gastrointestinal disorders
-Chronic cough