Updated: Jul 30, 2019
This therapy was amongst the hype when the Olympics were on in 2016, on many major sports athletes and celebrities worldwide. But what really is cupping therapy and what kind of disorders can they assist with?
This type of therapy has been used for thousands of years in China and documented in the Inspirations of External Medicine and the Orthodox Manual of External Medicine from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
This therapy is one that is very simple and can be effective for many internal and external diseases. It involves the suction of skin of the affected area into a cup which is either kept stationary or moved to gain therapeutic effect. Depending on the application, there are multiple indications that cupping therapy is used for.
These may include: