A method of acupuncture treatment that applies suction and creates a
vacuum, by applying glass, ceramic, metal, brass or bamboo cups,
stimulating the flow of blood. Cupping can be applied in combination
with herbal medicine or traditional needling. This treatment is used in
the relief of symptoms of indigestion, hypertension, chronic cough,
painful menstruation, boils, arthritis, tendonitis, low back pain,
sprains and other back injuries.