Cupping is an adjunct treatment often used alongside acupuncture. It can help with problems such as decreased range of motion, muscle recovery, inflammation problems and sore muscles to name a few.

Practitioners will use either glass, silicon or plastic cups (bamboo was originally used and still is in some practices) and will create a vacuum by heat, manual pressure or with a suction tool. The skin is drawn up into the cup, which is when the magic begins.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine healing method in which a practitioner uses a smooth-edged tool to stroke your skin with light pressure. This motion raises small, red, rash-like dots that show under your skin called petechiae.

Patients use gua sha to treat chronic pain all over their body and it is often used as an additional therapy to acupuncture, herbal medicine and heat therapy.