Cupping is another ancient Chinese treatment. It involves the use of glass or plastic suction cups placed directly on the skin to literally suck out toxins. The toxins are brought out to the superficial area of the body where the immune system can deal with them more easily. Common areas for cupping include the back, neck and shoulder areas.
Cupping provides a great way to detoxify, drain the lymphatic system and release areas of muscular tension. It is also very effective if performed at the early stages of a cold or flu.