It is believed that the use of suction cups for medicinal purposes originated in ancient China. Chinese doctors claim that the disease occurs where there is blood stasis. It is necessary to move the blood, to double the work of the organs and then the pain goes away and the disease is cured. In traditional Chinese medicine, vacuum therapy has been used in the treatment of acute pain, painful joints, colic, pneumonia and many others. For this purpose, special "vessels of health" were used - initially made of bamboo, and a little later tall tea cups.
The massage with hot suction cups removes the pathogenic cold from the body. It is recommended for colds associated with prolonged exposure to cold and wind, and for women - for menstrual pain.
It is used in complex treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
In the anti-cellulite program it is used as a massage to promote lymphatic drainage.