At the Institute of Integrated Med we use many modalities of Chinese medicine One of the most prominent is cupping. Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin. The pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer drawn into and held in the cup.
In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional gentle vacum of the skin and muscle Dr goldsmith believes that Cupping is excellent for Digestive Disorders, like acute and chronic gastritis It is also a wonderful remedy used in Pain Management. Cupping is also excellent for Gynecological Disorders such as Infertility and irregular menstruation. Cupping may also be used to treat the common cold, and in several stages of Detox.