Cupping

Cupping is a technique involving the use of suction cups placed on different parts of the body. A cup is heated with fire and swiftly applied to the skin of the patient, once the air cools in the cup, a vacuum effect is created and major tissue expansion occurs. The tissue expansion allows for significant increase in blood flow to the area, making it effective for painful restricted conditions, as well as stretching the fascia around the tissue. As well, cupping stimulates the immune system making it effective in the treatment of colds and flus.