What is Cupping?
Cupping is a physical treatment that uses a small cup to create suction over specific acupuncture points on the body. Similar to acupuncture, cupping has been widely used in Asia to achieve therapeutic effect.
Cupping can be categorized into two major methods: Wet cupping and dry cupping. Dry cupping is the most commonly used method by healthcare practitioner in Canada. Depending on your concern, dry cupping may involve using lubricant for sliding cupping or placing multiple cups without lubricant.
What does cupping do?
- Relieves pain
- Facilitates blood flow and lymph drainage
- Enhances tissue repair
Is cupping safe?
Other than minor bruises and potential soreness after treatment, cupping is not associated with any serious adverse effects.