Cupping involves creating a vacuum within a glass, plastic or bamboo cup over an area of skin. The vacuum draws the skin and underlying tissue up into the cup. Sometimes the cup is retained in one location, and sometimes the cup is moved over an oiled area.

Cupping usually leaves round bruises, which may be red, purple or black, and may remain for anything up to a week. This is a normal side effect of cupping treatment.

 

 

 

 

           

 

                                                           
                                              
 

Clinic

Therapeutics Southampton Ltd
Trojans Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9HT
Tel 023 8065 3707

                     
                                                                       
 

Treatments

Acupuncture

Cupping

Electro-Acupuncture

Tui Na

Moxibustion

                                                                                               
                       

Resources

Organisations and Institutions

The British Acupuncture Council

The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine

The Journal of Chinese Medicine

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence