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Cupping Safety and General Protocols

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


Do NOT perform Cupping…

If you have any of the following medical conditions, please do NOT perform Cupping and consult with your medical professional:

  • If you are undergoing Cancer treatment.

  • If you are in organ failure – kidney, liver, heart.

  • If you have severe Edema.

  • If you have a Pacemaker.

  • If you have Hemophilia or any other bleeding disorder.

  • If you have any disease of the skin or weakened skin integrity.

  • If you have experienced a stroke or have a history of blood clot formation.

Use Caution…

If any of the following conditions are present, we strongly recommend that you discuss with a medical professional whether Cupping is safe and appropriate:

  • If you are menstruating

  • If you have a severe chronic disease such as heart disease

  • If you are Anemic

  • If you have an acute infection

  • If you are using blood thinners or anticoagulants such as Aspirin, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Savaysa, Arixtra, Heparin, Xarelto, Warfarin, etc.

  • If you have recently given blood or have undergone a medical procedure

  • If you have Diabetes

General Protocols

  • Keep out of reach of children.

  • Do not Cup over varicose veins.

  • Do not Cup over open wounds, sores, blemishes, dermatitis, irritated or broken skin such as a rash, a fresh tattoo etc.

  • Do not Cup over Hernias, broken bones, slipped disks, sunburn or inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema or rosacea.

  • Do not use on orifices such as nose, mouth, eyes

  • If the area being Cupped becomes painful, remove the cups

  • If you feel light-headed or nauseous, release the pressure of the cup or remove entirely

  • If you see bruising, bleeding or blistering, remove the cup immediately.