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.