Cupping therapy is a process of suctioning or vacuuming sections of the body's meridian system for the purpose of drawing out toxins, pain management, increasing blood flow, and promoting a healthier flow of chi energies.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. It can also reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body, and promote mental and physical relaxation and well-being.
Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.