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Suction that stimulates circulation

Illustration of a cupping session

Cupping has been used in China for thousands of years. It belongs to the external methods of treatment such as acupuncture, tuina or gua sha.

Cupping was also part of the therapeutic arsenal of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, and was still widely used and taught in Europe and the United States until the advent of so-called "scientific" medicine. Relegated to the status of "traditional" medicine with the development of Western medicine, this technique is now enjoying renewed interest thanks to the expansion of Chinese medicine in the West.

Suction cups are glass cups, traditionally made of bamboo or animal horn, into which a flame is introduced that instantly consumes the oxygen, creating a partial vacuum. They are then placed on the skin, causing it to be sucked. This painless suction is responsible for the suction cups' effect, mobilizing blood and Qi.

Simple and effective, this technique is used to treat respiratory ailments, chills, colds and flu. Cupping is applied to acupuncture points corresponding to the organs to be treated. They are also applied to areas along the meridians, particularly on the back.

Their field of application extends far beyond ENT disorders, as cupping is also indicated for a wide range of pathologies.

Cupping is particularly indicated to treat:

Joint diseases

Muscular pathologies

Muscle tensions

Headaches and migraines

Skin conditions

Emotional disorders


Digestive conditions

Neurological disorders

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