Rebecca relieves neck and back pain with fire cupping. Photo:  Jacklyn Lune

Rebecca relieves neck and back pain with fire cupping. Photo: Jacklyn Lune

Cupping

Cupping is usually combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The negative pressure provided by cupping eliminates adhesions and spasms, loosens muscles, promotes oxygenation of tissues, improves circulation and lymphatic drainage, and detoxifies the body. Cupping is used to alleviate back and neck pains, relax stiff muscles, and relieve anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and insomnia.