Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a clinician puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Patients may receive cupping for many different reasons. Cupping draws fresh blood to a region of the body which allows healing factors to do their job better. Cupping therapy can reduce the duration and severity of chest congestion and cold symptoms. This therapy works extremely well in reducing muscle spasm and pain from overuse. Low back and neck pain responds well to cupping as well as any joint pain in the body. Cupping has also been used by ancient Chinese medicine practioners for years to detoxify the body.