Suction cup

Suction cup

In Chinese culture, the suction cupping methods are applied to help improve respiratory ailments such as pneumonia and bronchitis, along with the common cold and other chest infections….

The basic idea behind suction cupping therapy is to place glass cups or silicone cups on the  skin to create a vacuum, so the blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.

Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as digestive issues, skin issues,…

The researchers found that cupping therapy may help with the following conditions, among others:

  • herpes zoster
  • facial paralysis
  • cough and dyspnea
  • acne
  • lumbar disc herniation