Chinese Cupping

Chinese Cupping Therapy at Blue Wren

Chinese Cupping can help with:

Back Pain

Chronic Pain

Fertility & IVF



Stress &

Women’s Health

Combination cupping sessions

30 mins

Cupping & Gua Sha

60 mins

Cupping & Acu

90 mins

Cupping with Acu & Remedial Massage

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Cupping Therapy

What is Chinese Cupping?

Chinese cupping is an ancient physical therapy often used during an acupuncture treatment or as a stand-alone treatment for a number of conditions. Cupping is a technique used to help stimulate the body’s own healing process. It involves applying suction to the skin using special cups to encourage the flow of Qi, blood and body fluids to the area.

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago, with variations used not only in Chinese Medicine but also by ancient Egyptians, North American Indians, early Greeks, and in other Asian and European countries. Though the techniques and cups have modernised, the original philosophy remains the same.

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How is Chinese Cupping Performed?

In cupping, the practitioner creates a vacuum in a glass cup, which is then placed onto the skin.

At Blue Wren Acupuncture Clinic, we create the vacuum in the cup by using a flash of flame. The vacuum draws the skin gently upwards allowing increased circulation to the area. The cups are usually kept in place for up to 15 minutes and depending on the condition, may be moved from one area to another.

Most often, Chinese cupping is performed on the back or the abdomen, but virtually any area of the body can be cupped.

Cupping is a favourite therapy of many adult patients and small children alike.

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What Does Chinese Cupping Feel Like?

People often wonder what cupping feels like.

Usually, the person will at first feel a tight sucking sensation where the cup is placed. Then the sensation becomes relaxing and soothing, making cupping a very calming and enjoyable therapy.

One important thing to know in advance about cupping is that it often leaves bruise-like ‘cup marks’ on the skin, sometimes lasting up to a week or two.

If you would like to learn more about Chinese cupping and how it may benefit you, get in touch with us. Our practitioners also provide appointments for acupuncture, gua sha massagedry needling and Chinese herbal medicine.

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To book a Chinese cupping appointment at Blue Wren Acupuncture call the clinic on 03 9556 0299 or visit our bookings page.