Cupping is an ancient Chinese medical technique that uses small silicon, plastic, or glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. The cups are either placed stationary or the practitioner will slide them to get greater exposure.
The suction created on the skin releases tight muscles and fascia and disperses congested lymphatic fluid and blood stasis. This in turn will result in blockage release and encourage blood flow.
The side effects of cupping are fairly mild. Bruising should be expected, but skin should return to looking normal within 3 to 5 days.
Generally, we most often use cupping combined with acupuncture sessions (where applicable) to enhance therapy