As many of you know, cupping is an effective treatment commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves placing sterile cups (they often look like a glass jelly jar) on the appropriate areas of your skin and suctioning out the air to create a vacuum. The underlying tissue becomes raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. This stimulates blood flow, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body.
In this article, the author describes various injuries that plague dancers and how cupping can alleviate those problems. Worth reading for anyone who wants to learn more.
Keeping Dancers on Their Feet ~ By Ronda Wimmer, PhD, MS, LAc