Have you ever had cupping? Or are you thinking about doing it? Here is some information about cupping conditions and prohibitions in the following article.
Cupping is a treatment used in alternative medicine since ancient times, and its principle of action depends on the use of special cups and put them on the skin for a few minutes so that through these cups absorb and collect blood in the area.
Cupping has many benefits, including: pain relief, reducing inflammation, improving blood flow and relaxation, but is cupping a security for everyone? Here’s some information about cupping conditions.
Here are some of the conditions and prohibitions of cupping:
- Cupping is not made for children under the age of 4 years, and older people can be made for them but for a very short time.
- Caution should be exercised when making cupping for patients taking anticoagulants, for fear of bleeding problems.
- Cupping should be performed on healthy skin, which does not contain burns, sunburn, scratches, open wounds or fractures.
- Avoid cupping during pregnancy on the abdomen or lower back.
- Women should not have cupping during their menstrual period.
- Other prohibitions for cupping:
- Hemorrhage diseases such as hemophilia or acute anemia.
- Some cancers.
- Have a heart attack within 6 months before cupping.
Tips on cupping
While you have the necessary cupping requirements and you do not have any of the above-mentioned contraindications. Here are some tips on before and after cupping:
- Pre-cupping tips
Shower at least 2 to 3 hours before cupping and not just before the procedure.
You should also refrain from eating at least three hours before cupping, as food directs circulatory activity towards the digestive system, which can affect cupping.
- After cupping tips
Here are the tips for the post-cupping:
- Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as stimulants and also avoid soft drinks for 24 hours after cupping, but drink too much water to keep your body hydrated and you can also have green tea instead of stimulants.
- Avoid eating certain foods such as meat and dairy products for 24 hours after cupping. But you can eat fish, vegetables and fruits.
- Use medical ointments prescribed by your doctor and you can paint olive oil in cupping places for two to three weeks.
- Avoid bathing for 24 hours after cupping to avoid the risk of cupping wounds.
- Avoid exercise and intercourse for 48 hours after cupping.
- Try to avoid smoking for 24 hours after cupping.