Cupping is the use of a cup, usually made of glass, to create a vacuum on the skin to help relieve tight muscles and conditions where there is pain.
How does winter make you feel? Cold, sad, nostalgic and in pain? Or energised, looking ahead and positive? The darker months of winter can bring on many emotions: it’s a time to look after ourselves in mind, body and spirit, to be ready for the year ahead.
In 1970s New York, a medical doctor named Michael Smith developed a simple acupuncture technique to treat people with drug addictions as an alternative to methadone. It can also be used for treating anxiety and stress including PTSD.