Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese practice that people use to treat a variety of conditions. It involves placing cups at certain points on a person’s skin. A practitioner creates suction in the cups, which pulls against a person’s skin. In traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is said to stimulate the flow of vital energy, known as Qi, and help correct any imbalances arising from illness or injury.
Issues treated with Cupping include but are not limited to:
- Back pain
- Headache or migraine
- Knee pain
- Muscle pain and soreness
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries and performance