Anatomy and Alchemy loves the use of cupping in the clinic! Cupping is a technique where glass or plastic cups are applied to the body, creating suction on the skin. Cupping helps to improve the blood flow, drains lymph, and encourages the muscle fibers to work more cohesively, by breaking down knots. This therapy gets a gold star in it ability to help with pain management. Cupping also stimulates lymph nodes in the beginning stages of an illness in order to feel better quicker. Oh...and it feels great!!