Cupping is a therapy that creates suction on the skin as a way of stimulating blood flow and the movement of qi. It helps remove toxins that then strengthen the immune system that then leads to increased resistance against disease. It decreases pain and can reduce phlegm, coughing and mild fevers. Because it opens up capillary vessels, it promotes smooth circulation of the blood that then increases blood oxygen levels.
Gua Sha is another way of stimulating blood flow and the movement of qi which also helps remove toxins and promotes cell repair and healing.