Cupping is one of the oldest methods of Chinese medicine. Glass cups are warmed to create a suction which is applied to the skin, increasing circulation, breaking up obstructions, and create an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. Cupping can treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, as well as congestion, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and pain. In addition to treating illness, cupping can be used in massage as a soothing, gentle way to release muscular tension by increasing blood flow.

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