Cupping Therapy

cupping therapy imageThe traditional method of cupping uses glass cups. The treatment assists with a range of issues and works by placing hot 'cups' on the skin.

Cupping therapy is not a painful treatment but it does leave red welts on the skin as it works to improve the patient's symptoms.

This is how the cupping treatment works

I would first soak a cotton ball with alcohol and light it to create a flame.

The cotton ball is then held inside the cup to create a vacuum.

The cotton ball is removed from the glass cup and the cup is placed on the patient's skin.

Usually 4 to 6 cups are used at a time and they are left on the skin for about 10-15 minutes. The skin raises up into the cup as circulation of blood is drawn to the area.


If you would like to discuss the benefits of cupping therapy then please call me for an informal chat on 01323 469412.