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Cupping can be helpful to relieve pain or illness due to the Chinese medicine diagnosis of Qi and Blood stagnation. This may present itself in several ways, for example muscle aches and stiffness in the back due to strain or cold, painful periods or tension in the neck and shoulders.
Cupping uses sterile glass cups which are placed over a few specific points. Usually no more than six cups or less are needed for good results.
A vacuum is created using heat which increases blood circulation to the area to release the stagnation. It is relaxing and not painful while the cup is in place.
Cupping may leave bruise like discolouration where there is stagnation or tension. If any marks remain they will recede after a few days.