July 22, 2020

Things to Keep in Mind during Cupping Therapy

During cupping therapy, a cup is placed on your skin after heating it. The cup can be heated with fire using, herbs, paper, or fire. Some modern practitioners started using rubber pumps to create suction. When you pace a hot cup on your skin, the air inside it creates a vacuum and after it cools down it draws muscle and skin into the cup. Your skin color will turn into the red after this process and you have to keep the cups for at least 5 to 10 minutes. After the treatment, your practitioner may cover the cupped areas with bandages and ointment which will help in preventing infection.

Side Effects

Cupping is safe if it is performed by a professional and trained person. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded during the treatment. After the treatment, there is a change in the skin around the rim of the cup may become irritating or may feel pain in those areas. Infection risk is small but you may face it and the risk can be avoided if the practitioner follows the right methods for cleaning your skin. Practitioners should wear proper gear like an apron, disposable gloves, goggles, or any other eye protection. Choose the best practitioner for the treatment and you can search on Google like- Acupuncture San Antonio or best cupping therapist in San Antonio for the best results.

Other risks:

·         Burns

·         Bruises

·         Skin infection

·         Mild discomfort

When should you avoid Therapy?

Before applying this therapy you should talk to your doctor and you should take extra caution for the following groups:-

·         Do not use this therapy on your children if they are below 4 years.

·         If you are going through any medication then firstly contact your doctor before applying this therapy.

·         IF you are pregnant then avoid cupping the lower back and abdomen.

·         If you are currently menstruating then avoid this therapy.

·         If you have a sunburn, wound, a skin ulcer, internal organ disorder, or experienced recent trauma.

We hope this article will help you and it is recommended to ask each and every question you have while visiting the acupuncture clinic for inquiry. If you have any questions from the article you can ask it in the comment section.