Cupping is an ancient treatment method acupuncturists commonly use for respiratory problems like colds or asthma and aches and pains like a sore lower back or stiff neck.
Cupping is done either prior to acupuncture, afterwards, or as a stand-alone treatment.
There are several types of cups and ways to cup. The sensation of being cupped is a gentle tug in the muscle and tendons on the surface of the body. People love it because it feels good, a little like massage.