Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese practice that has become popular in modern times for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits.
Cupping involves placing heated cups on the skin to create suction. The theory behind cupping is that this increases blood flow and reduces tension, alleviates pain, and stimulates energy circulation throughout the body.
The suction created by the cups can also help loosen tight muscles and joints, improve lymphatic drainage, encourage detoxification through increased sweat production, reduce inflammation, and speed up the healing of both injuries and chronic health issues. While there are many anecdotal reports of its efficacy, more research is needed to verify its effectiveness as a medical treatment.