Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism

Ancient therapy

Cupping Therapy, commonly referred to as Cupping, has been around for thousands of years.The true origin of cupping still remains uncertain to this day.  Some consider the Chinese to be responsible for cupping, however, the earliest pictorial records date back to the ancient Egyptians around 1500 B.C. The uses of cupping include fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances, weakened appetite and helping to accelerate the healing crisis.

Athlete secret weapon

Several Olympic athletes covered in bruises, including swimmer Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour. Cupping releases rigid tissues, drain excess fluids, loosen adhesions, and bring blood flow to skin and muscles. Cupping also releases lactic acid and stagnation that’s deep in the muscle layer. It works to increase circulation and decrease inflammation deep in the tissues.Cupping is a very effective and relaxing alternative treatment to pain and muscle spasms.

Celebrity loves cupping

More and more celebrities are trying cupping to relieve their stress and relax their bodies. Many celebrities have shown on social media their so-called "cupping wounds" after a therapy session. Some of these personalities included Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham.