Cupping therapy is a traditional therapy which creates a vacuum helping to dispel toxic or stagnant blood, therefore improving the flow of energy (qi). The treatment is also effective in relieving inflammation within the body through skin and blood. The vacuum inside the cup causes the blood rise to the surface of the skin. The blood circulation helps to relieve cramped and stiff muscles and soften skin tissues. Ba Guan is also effective in relieving pain and discomfort within muscles.