There are some situations where you should NEVER use Cupping without consulting with a medical professional first.
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Do NOT perform Cupping if you have any of the following medical conditions. Please consult with a medical professional first:
If you have Cancer or are undergoing Cancer treatment
If you are in organ failure – renal, hepatic or cardiac
If you have severe Edema
If you have a Pacemaker
If you have Hemophilia or any other bleeding disorder
If you have dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis
If you have experienced a stroke or have a history of blood clot formation or aneurysm