Eastern Medicine Center

Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This suction is thought to improve the flow of Qi (energy) in the body and facilitate healing, cupping therapy is usually found as a treatment offered by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force energy.


One of the research projects has showed Cupping therapy is indicated for both healthy patients and those suffering from ailments. Localized ailments that benefit from cupping therapy include headache, low back pain, neck pain, and knee pain. Systemic illnesses that have seen benefits with cupping therapy include hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, psychiatric disorders, systemic infection… (read more)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538253/and skin disorders. 

Cupping help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow may relieve muscle tension, pain which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.