Cupping is an alternative and effective therapy for pain management and to fight swelling, injuries, stress, anxiety, cough, asthma, fibromyalgia and many other disorders. It stimulates acupoints by attaching to the skin surface small glass cups in which a vacuum is created. This results in the removal of toxic substances and the replacement of fresh blood with oxygen and nutrients. When sometimes combined with massage oil, the cups can be slid around the back, shoulder, offering what some practitioners think of as cupping massage.
It will possibly leave marks after the treatment, due to low pressure causing the blood to gather under the cup near the surface of the body. The marks will usually disappear in 3-5 days.