In traditional Chinese medicine, suction cups are often applied to the surface of the body at certain points, sometimes in conjunction with acupuncture and/or acupressure.
Traditional suction cups are made of glass, and are heated before being placed on the body. As the air inside a glass cup cools, it contracts. This contraction creates suction which practitioners believe has therapeutic effects.
While the medicinal purposes of these cups may be a mystery to us, their sensual applications are not. When used on the nipples and other sensitive areas of the body, the physical sensations created can be quite stimulating.
|cup size ||quantity |
|7/8" ||1 |
|1-1/8" ||1 |
|1-3/8" ||1 |
|1-1/2" ||1 |
|1-3/4" ||6 |
This modern version of the cupping set includes 10 plastic cups and a pump to produce the suction. (The cups work best on moistened skin.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please work slowly when using this item. Excessive suction can cause breaks in capillary blood vessels, resulting in a hickey-like bruise. Other minor changes in the skin can occur as well. Also available: 17-Piece Standard Cupping Set