Cupping is a therapy whereby suction is created with glass/plastic cups and attached on to the body, often the area of the back. The cups can be attached to specific acupressure points and left in place. The suction creates a local congestion that stimulates the acupressure points. It can have a releasing and relaxing effect similar to a deep tissue massage. Cupping warms and promotes the free flow of chi (chu’lel) and blood in the meridians and diminishes congestion, swelling and pain. It help back pain, gastrointestinal disorders, stagnant or delayed menses and conditions.