Cupping is one of the Chinese Medicine treatment methods. By applying cups on acupuncture points, the Qi movement will be stimulated by vacuum suction which can be created either by the heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup, or via a mechanical pump. It is very useful for the treatment of tension, blood stagnation, pain or aching, detoxification, etc.
It is commonly combined with acupuncture, moxibustion, tui na (Chinese medical form massage), Chinese herbal medicine.
Its features include:
- Drug free, even herb free: it means it is a much natural treatment.
- Easy to use
- Cost effective