Cupping is recognised as a popular way to detox. It relaxes the body and improves natural health. It is performed by placing a jar on the skin’s surface and through the removal of the air in the jar ease local congestion. This unblocks lymph nodes along the spine, which in turn helps the body to work more efficiently.

Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to create a vacuum which helps ease localised congestion. It is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It can affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected areas. Even hands, wrists, legs, and ankles can be ‘cupped,’ thus applying the healing to specific organs that correlate with these points.

This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.