Cupping is a therapy where glass or silicone cups are placed on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum, in order to drawn blood into the area. This can suck out toxins through skin.
The practitioner will fire a candle for flaming a fire into the cup to create vacuum. Multiple cups will be placed by practitioner along the meridian and they stay on for about 20 minutes.
Cupping therapy offers several advantages including aiding in promoting blood flow and increasing blood circulation to muscles and tissue. It also supplies oxygen to cells, loosens knots, and can release and drain excess fluids and toxins. Muscle problems are one of the most common issues treated with this. The Flu is another disease that the Chinese use cupping to relieve the patient of their symptoms.