I appreciate your insight, Chad. : ) Interesting that it in fact, may be from my neck. Xrays from both a medical doctor and chiropractor showed degeneration from C7 to T5.(plus at coccyx) I also have minor scoliosis C-shape mostly affecting T5 through to T10.
My acupuncturist has done cupping for me once - under my shoulder blade. She indicated that she did it to help with blockage and to assess the quality of my blood (I have had symptoms of accumulation of heat in blood) which turned out to not be turbid and healthy looking. I didn't quite understand, to be honest. : )
I do really, really like a good neuromuscular and fascial release massage. My insurance does not cover a lot, so I have not had one of those in ages! I use rubber balls and foam rollers at home.
Thank you kindly.