Cupping has been around for thousand of years, but slowly is making its way into the Western style of treatment for Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders.
Cupping has a mechanical and neurophysiological effect and can help reduce pain, improve tissue extensibility and even aid in recovery. It needs to be part of a comprehensive treatment approach that has to include exercise therapy and not be a stand-alone treatment as the response is temporary, like all other manual therapy techniques.
If you have had no response to massage treatments or foam rolling and are looking a for a novel stimulus to help “reset”, cupping could be your best bet.
I teach cupping therapy to Physical Therapists all over the nation, because it simply works. See a snippet of my course here: