Cupping is a technique in which first a vacuum is created inside a small glass cup and then the cup is placed on skin. The vacuum inside the cup creates a strong upward suction force on the skin, pulling stored toxins to the surface of the body and releasing adhesions in deeper layers of soft tissue. Cupping has been used widely in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is extremely helpful for providing relief to areas of chronic pain, tension, and general soft tissue dysfunction. In cases of chronic pain and soft tissue adhesions, the application of vacuum sealed cups can often provide relief much quicker and more completely than manual manipulation of the soft tissue alone can. Cupping can work remarkably well for managing pain related to rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, disc degeneration and bulging discs, post-surgical back pain, sacroilliac (SI) joint pain, hip pain, as well as other conditions.