Cupping: Not Just an Olympic-sized Trend

A large portion of our country may have only just now become familiar with the ancient medical art modernly known as “cupping,” but it’s far from being a recent trend. As with so many other things, cupping has gained momentous notoriety in the past several days, thanks to famous athletes sporting their very own circular […]


Traditional Roots of Cupping

Cupping has many names, expressions and incarnations. Cupping has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years having been recorded on the Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC), one of the oldest living medical documents preserved today. Even Hippocrates mentions cupping in medical literature from 400 BC. Cupping has roots in the Middle East, Asia, Northern […]


How to Wear your Cupping Marks

Have you seen someone recently with big dark, perfectly shaped circular  “hickies” on his or her skin?  Don’t worry, those aren’t hickies, or bruises, or the result of a monster octopus attack.  Those are cupping marks. Cupping is an adjunctive technique used in acupuncture treatments. It can be thought of as a reverse massage. Instead […]