According to its advocates, cupping is supposed to promote healing and has been used extensively for sore muscles. But that’s only the beginning. Cupping has also been used for:
- back and neck pain
- skin diseases such as acne and hives
- lowering cholesterol
- knee arthritis
- improving immune function.
And there are many others. If cupping does help with these problems, it’s worth asking: how?
This article by Robert H. Schmerling, MD from Harvard Health dives into what cupping is, as well as how and why it is used.