Cupping uses glass cups, and a flame is quickly thrust into the cup, and the cup then is placed on the body. A vacuum is created which pulls gently on the skin drawing stagnated blood to the skin’s surface like a bruise. New blood is then able to move into the area and begin healing the tissues. You may have bruises on your skin for up to a week after the treatment. This is an effective treatment for any musculoskeletal problems, and anywhere there is pain. It’s also great for colds and flu’s, respiratory diseases, digestive disorders, gynaecological disorders, insomnia, headache, tooth pain, facial paralysis and acute trigeminal neuralgia.