TRADITIONAL / FIRE CUPPING
The ancient practice of cupping is traditionally done with a cup made of horn, bamboo, glass, or metal. Burning a combustible (like moxa) inside the cup, then quickly applying the cup to the skin creates a natural vacuum that pulls up the underlying tissue. Often, massage oils or aromatherapy essences are used. Applied to key acupuncture points, cupping remains a respected way to control Chi flow, as with massage and acupressure.