Cupping Therapy has been used by health practitioners since ancient times. The Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese all practiced forms of cupping 3000 years ago.
There are many types of cupping, which can be classified by the type of cup used, the purpose for the cupping and the type of suction used. The most common method is :Dry Cupping, which uses plastic suction cups applied to the skin to increase blood flow and circulation.
Cupping Therapy is a modality used in many Physical Therapy clinics for treating painful musculoskeletal issues. The quoted benefits to Dry Cupping are pain and inflammation reduction, a sedation of the nervous system, an increase of circulation to the treated area, a softening of adhesion and stiff connective tissue, drainage of toxins and waste from the lymphatic system and the ability to impact deeper, more hard-to-reach muscles and other soft tissues.