Cupping is an ancient chinese method to treat and prevent disease. It has been further developed as a means to open up the "Meridians" (Jing Luo) of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is the best way of opening these meridians.