Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Cupping is thought to increase blood flow and remove toxins from the body. I may use it for acute conditions, such as a cough or cold. I may also use it for pain conditions, such as a sports injury.
- Pain: Cupping is thought to help to relieve pain by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
- Muscle tension: Cupping is thought to help to relax muscles and relieve tension.
- Cough and cold: Cupping is thought to help to loosen mucus and relieve congestion.
- Infertility: Cupping is thought to help improve fertility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs.