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What is cupping?

Updated: Jul 10

Cupping is a cup with negative pressure attach in Chinese Meridian Line, Myofascial, or discomfort area to make skin hyperemia or blood stasis. It usually burns up the oxygen with the flame in the cup or uses the suction machine to create negative pressure on the cup. Due to the negative pressure on the skin, it will create a strong force to make capillary congestion or rupture and change the skin color to become red or black.


In general, the cup is left in place for between 5 and 15 minutes. It is removed by pressing the skin alongside it to allow air to leak in and release the pressure. Sometimes, oil is applied to the skin before the cups are placed to allow the practitioner to glide the cups along meridians of the body.


The function of the cupping?


1.Promote blood circulation and boost metabolism It causes local area blood congestion, blood stasis, or vasodilation to improve blood circulation and metabolism.