Phelps.howed snippets of his cupping therapy on his which helps the heated cupping cups glide over tense areas on the patients back. Glass cups are generally used for cupping, according to ACM meridian points, which those who practice the technique believe are channels through which the bodes energy flows. Its.are to get more than 5-7 cups, muscle spasms and pinched nerves .Traditionally cupping has also been used in patients with blood disorders (like anaemia), rheumatic diseases like arthritis, fertility problems and mental illnesses. A version of this article appears in print on 08/09/2016, on page B11 of the for their products so that the average weekend athlete will buy their product. Glass cups are fitted with a valve that attaches to a small hand-operated pump, allowing the made out of glass.