Cupping is a therapy you might come across with in almost every acupuncture clinic. Cupping has been used for more than 3,000 years and is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can help with many problems like pain, stiffness, bronchitis, asthma, congestion, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, just to name a few.
Its name already gives you an idea of the shape this instrument has; it’s almost like a cup. We have cups made out of bamboo, glass and plastic. By creating a small area of pressure on the skin we can help improve blood flow and thus circulation. While cupping is a very safe, effective and painless therapy, it can create some bruising on the skin, which normally disappears within a few days after treatment.