Cupping therapy at the Zoi Clinic is given through the use of glass & vacuum cups. Glass cups are used therapeutically by placing a flame inside the cup to create negative pressure so the jar will attach to the skin once the flame is taken out of the cup. This type of cupping is utilized when moving the cups along a muscle is desirable.
Vacuum cups are applied by use of a suction tube. Cupping is used to treat hundreds of diseases and disorders.
“From a biomedical point of view, mechanical stimulation due to negative pressure in the jar activates local tissue metabolism, intensifies phagocytosis and promotes a healing response.” (Shixi, 2006. The Journal of Chinese Medicine, #82)