A therapy in which a local suction is created on the skin to produce the effects of negative pressure and dispel stagnation, using cups applied onto specific acupoints thereby unblocks meridians, mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing, and improves the flow of Qi to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, rheumatic gynecological disorders, skin problems, high blood pressure, migraine, anxiety and depression.