Cupping therapy is mainly used to relax muscles and help with back and neck pains. According to Chinese theory, this therapy has much wider applications for achieving health benefits. Through the power of suction, the flow of blood and lymph is improved, avoiding their stagnation which will also improve the flow of the qi; the inner energy of the body. Thus, cupping therapy is used for treating cold, flu and even illnesses of the respiratory system, like bronchitis and asthma.