Traditional Chinese Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). It is known in local languages as Meyboom,baguan/baguar, badkesh, banki, bahnkes, bekam, buhang, bentusa, kyukaku, giác hơi, Hijamah, kavaa , mihceme,and singhi among others.

Traditional Chinese Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine has been developed in ancient Chinese. Cupping Therapy applied on local body with a tool which helps creating suction on skin. Therapists and Practitioners experienced the results of mobilizing blood flow this helps to promote healing. Suction tools are uses mechanical pumps or heat(fire) flows.

With the suction tools, skin is gently drawn upwards with a pressurized air. The get a better result suction, cup should stay in applied body  5-15 minutes.

Chinese Cupping Therapy helps to treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.


Broadly speaking there are two types of cupping: dry cupping and bleeding or wet cupping (controlled bleeding) with wet cupping being more common. The British Cupping Society (BCS), an organisation promoting the practice, teaches both. As a general rule, wet cupping provides a more "curative-treatment approach" to patient management whereas dry cupping appeals more to a "therapeutic and relaxation approach". Preference varies with practitioners and cultures.