Cupping works on traditional Chinese medicine chi energy theory. Through cupping, white blood cells are directed to specific areas of the body to exact an immune response. Cupping can draw out diseases like colds and flu through specific gateway points in the early stages of an attack.
Areas of the skin become affected with telltale ‘cupping marks’. These marks act to stimulate the immune system of the human body.
If an area of the body is experiencing pain or myofascial tissue damage, blood supply to the area may be slightly anaerobic. This is due to the inability of blood to flow freely through the area. When cupping is applied, anaerobic blood is drawn to the surface. This results in a noticeable difference to damaged or pain affected tissue.
Cupping is known to help all types of chronic and acute pain patterns as well as lessen the symptoms of cold and flu.