Cupping is an ancient TCM therapy where plastic or glass cups are used to apply suction and heat to meridian points on the body, to stimulate QI and blood circulation. Ho Guan (Cupping Therapy), a 2,500-year old form of deep tissue bodywork. It is virtually unknown in the West, though our therapists have been practicing it for years. It became a bit of a celebrity fad when the New York Post (July 9, 2004) reported that Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd have used this therapy. Cupping therapy targets the acupressure points in a very targeted way, and is considered one of the most effective forms of deep-tissue therapy available.