It is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It affects tissues by releasing toxins, clearing blockages, refreshing veins, and arteries up to four inches deep from the external skin.
Therefore, it is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, migraines, anxiety, fatigue, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area.
Cupping therapy is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. Respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.