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What is Cupping?

Updated: Feb 14

Using a glass cup and some fire to create a suction, cupping is used to pull toxins from the superficial muscles and promote circulation of blood, energy, and lymph. It is used for sore, tight muscles, detoxification, and acute respiratory illness. Because cupping pulls deeper stagnation to the body's surface, cupping can sometimes promote an area of discoloration that resembles a bruise and may last for a few days following treatment.


Cupping is used for tight muscles, muscle spasms, muscle knots. It is also used for immune system disorders (cough, head cold, sinusitis, etc.) or helping the body detox chemical exposure like after chemotherapy, reactions to mold exposure, or other things that may buildup in the body.



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