Cupping

An ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin using either heat or suction. When the cup is left in place for a few minutes, “blood stasis” is formed and localized healing takes place. The cups draw up the underlying tissues (and have been found to be effective up to four inches into the tissues) to circulate Qi and blood, release toxins and activate the lymphatic system.