Acupuncture Cupping Hilary Leitner


Cupping is a safe and very effective treatment tool; it is an age-old treatment that is practiced throughout the world in almost every culture. Cupping is a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy.

It has proven to be a highly effective technique for treating blood disorders like anemia, and other ailments such as; arthritis, migraines, anxiety, depression, allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues, pain and circulation problems. Traditionally, glass cups are heated from the inside to create a vacuum; the cup is then placed upside down on the skin. The vacuum created by the heat, dispels dampness from the body and mobilizes blood flow. Cupping has a warming effect and reduces swelling. In modern times, practitioners will often produce suction using a pump to create the same effect.

Cupping causes temporary superficial bruising. The discoloration is not painful, it is a sign that toxins are being released, stagnation is being expelled and chi and blood are flowing freely.

The experience of cupping has often been referred to as an “inverse massage”.


Cupping origins - reverse massage