Cupping is a relaxing and restorative therapy utilizing lightly pressurized cups applied to the surface of the skin. The cups are used to stimulate pressure points, decrease pain, and regulate organ function. Cupping is a form of acupressure. Acupressure is the intentional stimulation of pressure points, either by the hands or by alternative methods, such as cupping. Acupressure and Cupping Therapy compliment and enhance the effectiveness of an acupuncture treatment.