Cupping is a Chinese Medicine modality in which cups are suctioned to the body stimulating lymph and blood circulation in an area. Cupping can help decrease muscle tension and knots, remove toxins, and help the body fight off colds/flus.
The color of the mark indicates the level of stagnation present in the area. If there is no stagnation, the light pink marks will disappear in a few minutes. If there is a higher degree of stagnation, the color of the marks may range from red to dark purple and last anywhere from a few days to over a week. Multiple treatments may be needed to remove all stagnation.
Cupping may also be included in your acupuncture treatment.