Cupping therapy is used to help return the flow of qi. This treatment involves placing glass suction or plastic cups on body parts which have pain and creating a vacuum and moving the cup in linear or circular movements. The movements used in cupping stimulate the area and help and reduce stagnation, which is helpful in the treatment of pain in the limbs, neck, back and shoulders. Therefore, cupping therapy has the potential to help with quality of life.
Many of us have seen those red or purple circles on athletes lately. Those marks are cupping therapy marks.
marks. Cupping therapy has be brought to the main stream, even though it has been used in Chinese Acupuncture Medicine for thousands of years.
You don't have to be an athlete to be able to benefit from cupping therapy, you don't have to be rich either. The only thing you have to have is pain and the desire to feel better.