Cupping
མེ་བུམ།

Tibetan CuppingCupping is a traditional Tibetan therapy in which a jar is attached to the skin surface by low air pressure created by heat produced by ignited material in the jar.

There are a great variety of jars, but the commonly used ones are bamboo, glass, and copper. The latter two are more powerful.

This method is often used to treat wind-dampness syndrome, obstructive syndrome, numbness of the limbs, acute sprain and some external diseases.

Today we can date cupping back to 3000 B.C. It is an ancient wisdom still used in the world. It is practiced in historic Greek, Tibetan and Chinese medicine.