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The Many Colors of Cupping

Cupping is a great option to relieve rheumatism, migraines, fatigue, anxiety, stiff muscles, neck and back pain, and high blood pressure.

How does it work?

This lesser-known Oriental medicine treatment works by breaking up the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. It restores the natural flow of energy within the body through the suction and negative pressure created from placing the glass or ceramic cups after the air has been removed from them.

After a cupping treatment, you may notice the residual marks are different colors. Why is that? Different color marks tell us different things about that spot in the body. Check out the chart above to see specifically what each one means.

Remember marks are nothing to worry about. They will fade in a few days, and up to a few weeks. Side effects are rare, but remember to drink plenty of water to flush out “toxins” pulled out during the process.

Are you ready to give cupping a try today?


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