Cupping (V)

3 Styles of Cupping

Cupping is not unique to Chinese Medicine but most acupuncturists learn about it as part of their training. In this video we demonstrate the “pump up” style of cupping and the traditional “fire cupping” technique and also using oil and sliding the cups around.

Cupping has two main uses, expelling pathogens and promoting the movement of Qi. It is often used at the onset of a cold to help the lungs to expell a pathogen before it penetrates deeper into the body. Cupping also helps to break up phlegm in the lungs and promote movement and clearing. So it will relieve stiff muscles and stuck blood and Qi. It is useful for stiff backs, stiff necks, stiff shoulders etc. Some people believe it is also an effective treatment for cellulite on the legs