Cupping is a method that utilizes suction to the skin to draw out local congestion in order to restore good flow to the area facilitating blood and circulation for painful conditions and systemically for chronic diseases. Whenever there is pain, there's inflammation due to a local blockage. By drawing out and eliminating pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp and heat by opening up pores of the skin it relaxes stiff muscle tissue and this systemic movement of stagnant blood, lymph fluids and general circulation of fluids helps with the removal of pain.
By creating a vacuum through a lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and draws the skin partially up into the cup. This opens the pores and brings new fresh blood flow to the stagnant area. This expansion of the blood vessels facilitates relaxing of the muscles, effects even the joints and when condition is mild there's a good chance that chronic joint pain will be eliminated. By activating better flow of blood within the joint, the activity and secretion of synovial fluids increases.
Cupping is very calming and safe for all ages and stages except for those who are in a real weakened state or being treated for Cancer and contraindicated during fasting for further depletion. There are no side effects other than temporary discoloration of the skin.