HPA2006 Medical Cupping in China
HPA2006 Documentary Award
Place: Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.