Cupping is a method that applies suction to a small area of the body to release energy trapped deep in the body.
There are several methods of creating a vacuum with cupping. Traditionally, cupping was performed by creating a vacuum with fire in a glass cup. Today, many practitioners use a simpler method of cupping, such as the suction cups pictured here. The vacuum is created with a tool that sucks the air out of the silicone cups.
There are many benefits of cupping. It is most often used for certain kinds of pain and to release stuck energy that can cause some types of illness.
I use cupping frequently for pain in Energetic Acupressure sessions.