Cupping works through the simple physics concept of the vacuum effect. There are many kinds of cupping techniques used but the fundamental premise is that when the therapy is used in the correct way, on the appropriate areas of the body, healing can be induced. A vacuum is created inside the cups. This vacuum effect draws fresh blood into the injured area, rapidly accelerating the healing process.
A side effect of cupping is the circular bruise-like mark the cups leaves on the skin. While they may appear graphic to an outside observer, these marks are completely painless. Cupping, in general, is mostly painless. There can be a feeling of discomfort or mild pain while the treatment is being performed; however, it is more of an ache than any kind of pain. As soon as the cup is removed, all discomfort from the treatment disappears.
If you want to greatly accelerate your recovery time from an injury, give cupping a try. The influx of fresh blood and removal of old blood with the vacuum effect of cupping is like magic for helping the body to heal.