Cupping has been used for thousands of years in all parts of the world, from Siberia to the Islands. Its rich and vast history speaks to its efficacy. Used for conditions as diverse as lung congestion to muscular tightness, spasm and pain, it is often employed as an adjunct to needling. Where there is static blood, lymph, cellular
debris, and toxins present in the body, cupping can leave marks. These indicate that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface. Each session of cupping in a particular area tends to leave lighter marks
until little or no mark will appear.