Cupping is a powerful way to draw pathogens out of the body. It can be used at the first sign of a cold to draw the cold and stiffness out of the muscles. It is also helpful in the treatment of muscular pain. Common placement of cups is on the back, abdomen or chest. But they may be used on the limbs also. The suction action of cups can leave a circular bruise which is temporary and lasts up to a week. So if you’re wearing a low cut dress to that wedding you may want to wait till after the ceremony to have this done.