Cupping may be performed during the treatment.
Cupping involves the placement of suctioned rounded glass or plastic cups onto the skin.
Most times they are placed on the back, and used for asthma, bronchial congestion and the common cold.
Cupping is also be used to speed healing in cases of pain, muscle injury and stiffness.
The cups may be left in fix spots, or the acupuncturist may move them around gently to promote circulation and soften the muscle tissue.