CuppingCupping is for example used to relieve pain in the neck, back, shoulders, and other parts of the body. But can also be used to treat headache, dizzyness, flu, shortness of breath, and bronchitis. Placing of the cups allows for activation of the blood and lymph flow, resulting in a better blood circulation. This then allows for better supply of nutrients and accelerated drainage of toxins. It is very suitable to treat triggerpoints with cupping.
Cupping is reflected in the depth. The blood is moved and drawn to the surface, leaving the skin red to purple discoloured. The therapeutic effect is dependent upon the suction-force that is produced by the cupping. After the disappearance of the redness an improvement of symptoms will occur.