Cupping involves the suction of a glass cup, performed by creating a vacuum with a flame before being placed on the body. During a Cupping treatment, the skin's pores are opened which helps to stimulate the flow of Blood, adjust the flow of Qi and remove blockages within the meridians. The warming and dispersing actions of Cupping result in a profoundly increased local blood supply to muscles and skin which provides nourishment to the local area and releases tension particularly in areas of muscle rigidity.