Cupping Therapy is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. Cupping has been practiced in China for thousands of years for the treatment of illnesses and pain. This has been further created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the 'Meridians' of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. This is very useful and very safe that can be easily learned and incorporated into family health practices. See our selection of Cupping Therapy Sets for more information on cupping therapy.