Cupping

Cupping Method

Cupping is a type of traditional Chinese physical therapy. By forming a negative pressure using heat or vacuum pumps inside the cupping jars, the suction force is applied over acupoints or other parts of body surface. It is believed that through creating local congestion and blood stasis, cupping can help promote the flow of Qi and Blood in the meridians.

 

Types of Jars

  • Glass cup, Bamboo cup, Plastic cup, Vacuum cup etc.

 

Indications

  • Certain acute or chronic pain conditions, such as back pain, rheumatism, stomachache and abdominal pain etc. It can also be used for managing cough or asthma.

 

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Reference:

1. C.X. Nong, Chinese Acupuncture and moxibustion, Foreign Languages Press, 1997
2. E. Q. Zhang, Chinese Acupuncture and moxibustion, Publishing house of Shanghai college of Traditional Chinese medicine, 1993 ‚Äč

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