Cupping therapy is an old form of medicine in which a therapist places special cups on your skin for a few minutes to form suction. People get it for various purposes, including to assist with pain, inflammation, blood flow, rest and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The cups may be created of:
Cupping therapy might be popular now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures.
Cupping has helped people with the following
The British Cupping Society says that cupping therapy is used to treat: