Cupping Therapy has been used by many cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. Because it is a basic technique that is affordable and versatile, it often used amongst peasant families as a home therapy throughout Asia. By using glass or bamboo jars to create a vacuum seal, the technique creates local stimulation on the skin surface providing therapeutic qualities.
Currently cupping therapy is used to effectively treat common colds, asthma, muscle tension, pain relief, and injury recovery. It is commonly used for treating children and as an alternative to those who are fearful of acupuncture needles. This technique may be used independently or in conjunction with acupuncture or herbal medicine.