What is cupping?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in | Comments Off on What is cupping?

Cupping uses suction cups made of glass that stick to your body from of a vacuum that’s been created inside of the cup. The net effect is that the cups suck in your body’s tissue and this affects positive change. From an Oriental Medicine viewpoint, the cups are sucking out stagnation and dampness from your body and increasing circulation to help your body heal more easily.

Cupping may leave round bruises on your skin (like hickies) that go away after several days. It’s become very popular in Beverly Hills, where Hollywood starlets are often photographed leaving their acupuncturist’s office with dark circles on their back.

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