Old medical practice
Cupping is used to:
• chest infections
• relieve back and neck pains,
• stiff muscles,
• even cellulite. ( For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area)
This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve.
The basic idea behind cupping therapy is to place glass cups or silicone cups on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum, so the blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.