Cupping is an ancient healing tradition that dates back thousands of years. During a cupping session, the practitioner will place a plastic or glass cup to the appropriate area and create suction under the cup.Cupping draws stagnant blood and other fluids that are no longer part of healthy circulation up to the skin and away from the injury to restore circulation to the injured area. It creates space for oxygen, living cells, and nutrients needed for the healing process. The capillary system of the skin carries the toxins to the liver and kidneys, where they are then metabolized and excreted. Cupping is used for the common cold, coughs, muscle tension, pain, swelling, and injuries. Cupping may leave a painless bruise-like mark that disappears within a few days.