Kliniek voor Traditionele Chinese Geneeskunde
Cupping therapy is a method whereas a cup made of glass, bamboo or pottery is placed on the skin surface. Previously the cup is shortly heated by a burning material, creating locally a vacuum on the skin. The function of this method is to expel wind-cold and relief blood-stagnation and pain.
After a cupping treatment
After a cupping treatment it is possible that a red mark can be seen on the skin. This is a normal reaction which disappears after a few days. After the first redness disappears an improvement in symptoms shall occur. The Chinese Medicine, regards the redness as a local blood-stagnation.