According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnation – stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow. Purpose of cupping includes; helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and a type of deep-tissue massage. Much like all of Chinese Medicine, it has been around for thousands of years and has played a role in many medical histories of different cultural origins. It has remained due to its ability to address several key ailments.While this procedure does leave marks for several days, it can often provide immediate relief for many conditions and is a great and often under-utilized component of Eastern Medicine.