Cupping Safety – Things to be mindful of when cupping.

November 18, 2018 9:36 pm Published by

Always monitor how much pressure a cup exerts on the body. It is better to use fewer cups than too many so you can provide more comfortable and controlled treatment.

Assure that you can see how the skin reacts to the treatment. Excessive redness likely indicates that the intensity of the treatment is excessive.

If the redness leaves after one minute of the cup removal, then the suction created was adequate. If redness persists beyond one minute, then the suction created by the cup was too aggressive. Remember that moving cups with SFH Dynamic Cupping will reduce the chances for marking. Capillary membranes can take so much pressure for a short period of time before rupturing, creating bruising.

Parking a cup increases the risk of skin discolorations. To ensure minimizing marking the skin, glide/massage with the cups instead of leaving the cup in a stationary layout.

Avoid leaving a cup in a stationary layout with diabetic and pregnant women. Instead, keep the cup moving to reduce sustained capillary pressure.

Skin can react very quickly to the negative pressure created by the cups. Be ready to reduce suction pressure within 10 seconds of application. It is recommended never to leave a cup unattended or have too many cups on the body at once.

Never apply a cup on the area of insulin injections of a person with diabetes. The pressure caused by the cups can prevent the medication from reaching its target and compromise the person’s health with diabetes.

Keep cups away from children’s reach. Cups can be dangerous if they are in the hands of children. Cups left too long on one’s body can create blisters.

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This post was written by Linda Hoppe

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