How Does Cupping Work?

Thermography images showing the before and after effects of cupping therapy on a man's shoulder

In the Infrared picture, we can see dramatic increases in blood flow after cupping. The picture to the left is a shoulder before cupping. The picture to the right is after cupping. The blue colors are the coolest temperature, while yellow is the warmest. The after-cupping picture shows much more warmer temperatures in the shoulder. This warmer temperature indicates increased blood flow through the shoulder.

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