Modern cupping therapy uses suction cups placed on acupuncture points or trigger points to ‘relieve stagnation’ to ease pain. It is a simple, non-invasive procedure that feels like ‘squeezing’ on the area being treated It is not painful as the degree of suction on the cups can be controlled nowadays (although this was not the case in ancient China when flames were used to burn the oxygen out of the glass which was immediately inserted on the point before air could re-enter the glass).
Many famous people have used cupping such as Gwynedd Paltrow, Michael Phelps, the Olympic Swimmer and Jennifer Aniston.
For more info on Cupping Therapy please see the following YouTube video:
For more info about Cupping Therapy please see the following YouTube video about Michael Phelps and his cupping therapy, which he used during the 2016 Rio Olympic.