Cupping is a Chinese Medicine Therapy that can be used especially when signs of stagnation exist, examples being phlegm on the lungs (Bronchitis), food stagnation (Indigestion and Wind), blood stagnation causing chronic pain (Migraine, Back Pain, Sciatica, Menstrual Pain).

Cupping is a much maligned and underutilised Therapy that can easily be incorporated into a treatment protocol.

Benefits include improvement of circulation at the skin, reduction of muscle spasm, local circulatory effect on the joints, and resolving phlegm.

Generally it is not painful but slight marking of the skin can last for a few days.