Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points of the body. The philosophy behind pain and cupping is:
“Where there is stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you remove the pain.”
The oldest Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from congestion, stagnation and the blockage of QI, vital energy and blood. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy. Treatments can take up to 30 minutes.