Suction cups are a practice not only practiced in traditional Chinese medicine but also in our country for many years. It is based on the force of suction, whereby the skin and superficial muscles in the area of application are lifted, thereby stimulating blood flow and the lymph glands. This improves the blood supply and oxygenation of the tissues in the suction area as well as in the adjacent areas.
Suction cups, therefore, can be used to relax overworked muscles, but also to stimulate sneezing, while they can help eliminate toxins or other harmful substances through the skin. Finally, applying suction cups to specific parts of the body can help “unblock” our energy.