Cupping Therapy is an ancient healing form of medicine in which a partial vacuum is created in a cup and placed on the skin resulting in local suction. Cupping was used for a wide variety of ailments by the Chinese, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and it spread in multiple forms throughout Asia and Europe. In the 1800s cupping was widely used by American and European doctors to treat colds and respiratory ailments and it has become an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.