Cupping Therapy FAQ
What is cupping?
Cupping is the application of a suction cup with the use of fire or a pump and applied to the skin to bring about a therapeutic result.
What are the benefits of cupping?
Cupping is normally used with other therapies like acupuncture and/or massage. Cupping can be used to help with various musculo-skeletal pain, respiratory condition, and digestive complaints to name but a few.
Why the marks?
The marks are caused through sucking the blood to the surface of the skin causing a “bruised” look. Some people may look at the marks thinking that those are bruises when in fact an ecchymosis has occurred. To call a cupping mark a bruise is incorrect as no trauma has happened.
Does it hurt?
No! Have a look at the following clips to see if any of the receivers look in pain