Cupping is the ancient practice of creating a vacuum (usually by using a flame to eliminate air) within a special cup which is then placed on the surface of the skin. It can be thought of as a type of reverse type of massage as the vacuum created will pull the skin into the cup itself. The cupping technique is used to move the body's energy (Qi) to the surface, resolve muscle pains, treat the common cold and other illnesses. At Neuro-Acupuncture we use this method to help balance the individual's treatment, provide relief from pain and improve function.