Using suction or vacuum on specific points on a patient’s body, cupping helps to remove obstructions in the natural energy pathways (meridians) inside the body, and thus cure ailments.
Cupping therapy is used to treat several conditions including but not limited to:
- blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
- rheumatic diseases such as arthritis
- fertility and other gynecological disorders
- high blood pressure, muscle tension and spasms
- varicose veins
Cupping therapy offers several advantages including aiding in promoting blood flow and increase blood circulation to muscles and tissue, supplies oxygen to cells, loosens knots, and can release and drain excess fluids and toxins.