Cupping Safety


There are some situations where you should NEVER use Cupping without consulting with a medical professional first.


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Cupping Safety - Do not perform cupping if your client has any of these medical conditions.

Do NOT perform Cupping if your client has any of the following medical conditions. Please consult with a medical professional first:

  • If they have Cancer or are undergoing Cancer treatment

  • If they are in organ failure – renal, hepatic or cardiac

  • If they have severe Edema

  • If they have a Pacemaker

  • If they have Hemophilia or any other bleeding disorder

  • If they have dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis

  • If they have experienced a stroke or have a history of blood clot formation or aneurysm