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Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves placing glass, bamboo, or plastic cups on the skin to create a vacuum-like suction. The cups are usually heated with fire or a special pump to create a vacuum, which draws the skin and underlying tissue into the cup.

Cupping is often used in Chinese medicine to help stimulate circulation, alleviate pain, and promote healing. The suction created by the cups is believed to help remove stagnant blood and other fluids, thereby improving the flow of Qi, or vital energy, throughout the body. In addition to physical benefits, cupping is also thought to have a calming and balancing effect on the mind and emotions.

Cupping is often used to treat conditions such as back pain, arthritis, migraines, respiratory issues, and gastrointestinal disorders. It is usually combined with other forms of Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture or herbal medicine, to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual's needs.

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