Cupping is a treatment that uses glass cups on the skin, suctioned to create a vacuum. Cupping stimulates Qi and blood flow to promote healing and release muscle tension.  Cupping can treat the following conditions:

  • Back pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Relieve common colds

  • Reduce fevers

  • Carpal tunnel pain   (this article describes a research study on how cupping relieves Carpal Tunnel pain)

Are there any side effects?This method of treatment can cause bruising lasting up to one week.  It may not be strong enough to be used on its own for more complex cases, and is often combined with acupuncture and herbal medicine.  The sensation of the suction on the skin may be uncomfortable for some individuals.

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