Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today. It's an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. This method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the better blood circulation to help the healing in that area, also activate the energy flow of that area.
Cupping therapy works by reducing the pain we feel in our bodies. In alternative medicine, pain is believed to be caused by problems relating to your Qi flow. This can be related to stress in the body, imbalances of hormones and fluids, lack of blood flow, and temperature in the muscles and joints. When a suction cup is place on a problem area, the vacuum pull of the cup creates warmth and circulation in the area. Very soon, you will feel that the pain is reduced.
Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate into your tissues as deep as 4 inches, causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It activates the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.