Learn More about the Different Types of Cupping Therapy

Although cupping is generally associated with Chinese medicine, cupping was practiced in Ancient Egypt and Greece, and also in Medieval Europe. Cupping was first mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus – a medical text from Egypt that dates from over 3,000 years ago. The current interest in cupping is related to the attention in the West now being paid to traditional Chinese medical practices. Cupping involves using small containers to produce a slight vacuum when placed against the skin. The vacuum [...]

What Is Chinese Cupping and How Will It Help Me?

Thousands of years ago, physicians in Ancient China searched for ways to help alleviate pain and illness, and one of the techniques developed was cupping. Cupping involves using a hollow object in which a partial vacuum has been created to draw the flesh up into the object to provide a number of health benefits. Originally, the hollowed out horns of animals were used for the ‘cups’, but glass globes, plastic cylinders, earthenware cups, or sections of bamboo are now used. [...]