Cupping is the application of a device, in the shape of a round glass or plastic cup via suction to the body. Below is a list of uses for cupping;
- Vascular Circulation
- Muscle Fatigue
- Phlegm in the Chest / Lungs
- Improved Immune Function
- Weight Loss
There are a different techniques which can be applied depending on the case such as;
Fire Cupping: The most traditional form of cupping, usually applied to the back, and broad areas of the body. Glass cups are placed on the body with the use of a flame source to create the vacuum.
Suction Cupping: Used typically on more articulate areas of the body, such as the neck, arms and legs. Plastic cups are placed on the body with the use of a hand tool designed to siphon out air creating the vacuum.
Sliding Cupping: This is an alternate for of fire cupping, which involves the use of massage oil to slide the cups along the back, resulting in the loosening of phlegm within the chest and the relaxation of overused muscles.