Alvin Paavig, 2010
Picture: David Paavig, 2010

Cupping is at the very least done during the two initial visits. The cups are set in the sacral area of the lower back for the lower treatment and for the upper treatment the cups are set on the upper back, on the back of the rib cage.

Dr. Pressel describes his further widespread use of cupping in his book “Bewegung ist Heilung” (“Movement is Healing”- not yet translated to English) along with a history and deeper understanding of this old healing art. He always preferred to set cups in the manner he was taught by an old midwife, using a live flame.

Today cupping is offered in a wide variety of forms and is easily performed even by the untrained hand.