Cupping: what it is and what it is for

Also known as cupping, it involves a real aspiration on the skin locally via glass, bamboo and ceramic cups and mugs.
The application usually lasts from 5 to 20 minutes and no longer because it actually creates a very strong stimulus.
Cupping is part of traditional Chinese medicine practices and cups can also be applied to the so-called reflex zones of the body, working the internal organs through the meridians.
With cupping you can treat problems with blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile, according to the ancient oriental tradition.
Painful symptoms due to humidity, cold or trauma could be relieved thanks to the action on strategic points. Anxiety, insomnia, depression, obsessive thoughts relax. It recirculates the fluids in the body and helps all internal organs, also excellent for relieving pains resulting from cold or little movement and in cases of arthrosis.
This technique is great for unblocking the blood and lymphatic systems.
When there are blockages at the lymphatic level, inflammations such as cellulite occur, which at all levels is a stagnation of water inside the tissues, the body holds it back and with it motle emotions. In all these cases the cupping is phenomenal.

It is always advisable to rely on valid operators who know where to place the cups and never exceed the recommended application time, as this could trigger various contraindications.


Relaxation of soft tissues and connective tissues;
Increased blood and lymph supply;
Elimination of waste substances and toxins by the cells of the body.


  • Hematomas;
  • Ache;
  • Skin infections if there are abrasions on the skin
  • Violet bruises

It is not recommended

  • Heart failure;
  • Kidney failure;
  • Hemorrhagic diseases, such as haemophilia or allergic purpura;
  • Dermatosis, psoriasis (eg: allergic dermatitis);
  • Sunburn
  • Healing skin wounds