Cupping is a form of therapy in which local suction is created on the skin to stimulate healing.

It can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or alone.

It is effective in stretching tight fascia & muscles, helping tissue develop new blood flow and causing the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body.

Cupping therapy dispels stagnant blood and lymph in order to treat respiratory pathogens like the common cold and bronchitis.

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