Like acupuncture, cupping therapy has been in use for thousands of years. A partial vacuum is created in the cups, either by heat or suction, and then placed on the skin. This pulls up the underlying tissues causing blood to flow to that area, stimulating healing.
Cupping can help to release muscle tension and adhesions, causing tissues to release toxins and activating the lymphatic system. It is an excellent form of deep tissue massage and can be easily incorporated into your acupuncture session.