Cupping Therapy

Wet cupping is a form of bloodletting and is used to remove stagnant blood, expel heat, and provide pain relief.  In Ayurveda called Rakta moksha. Wet cupping produces a milder suction or vacuum and can also be kept in place for up to three minutes like dry cupping therapy. However, during a wet cupping therapy session, the cupping therapist will make small cuts on the patient’s skin, typically by using a sterilized scalpel and then perform a second cupping session to draw out some of the blood. It can take up to ten days for the patient’s skin to return to normal after a wet cupping therapy session.