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 Cupping is one of how some diseases are treated, through the use of glass cups that are inserted into the skin of a person, to treat some diseases by absorbing blood and collecting it at the center of the glass cups, and one of the benefits of cupping is to relieve pain and relax the muscles of the body from During an increase in blood circulation, it can also help the body get rid of toxins.


Cupping damages 

It is generally considered a safe treatment if it is performed correctly, and is limited to some diseases that it may cause during the treatment period or immediately after the end of the treatment period. Here are the most important damages that they may cause:

  • A slight dizzy feeling.
  • Exposing the body to perspiration. 
  • feeling sick
  • Severe headache.
  • The presence of mild pain in the places where it was performed.

Infection of a person with some diseases transmitted through the blood, such as Hepatitis C if the cups were contaminated with the blood of another patient and were not sterilized.

In most cases, you may leave some scratches and bruises in the places where the cups were placed, but they heal completely quickly within several weeks from the time of submission, but this happens when you follow medical advice.

cupping benefits

Although it has been used in the treatment of many diverse diseases, this topic has not been addressed by scientific studies, but a study was published talking about those benefits in the journal PLOS One in 2012, and another study was published talking about those The benefits are also reported by the Journal of Traditional and Alternative Medicine, and among those benefits are: 

  • herpes zoster;
  • Treat acne problems.
  • Half of the facial paralysis.
  • Cervical spondylosis.
  • Anemia, hemophilia, and various blood problems in general.
  • Infections that may affect the joints of the body 
  • Pain that resides in the connective tissues.
  • Hypertension.
  • Migraines.
  • depressive states.

Benefits of cupping for pregnant women 

Although it contributes to many benefits, it has not been confirmed or confirmed until that moment, so it is not recommended for a pregnant woman to perform it to preserve her and the fetus, and if necessary for a pregnant woman to perform it, she must:

Consult a specialist doctor first.

A good choice of the therapist who performs it, in order not to mistreat it and not cause her or the fetus any harm.

Be careful not to insert the cups into the lower back or abdomen.

Is cupping dangerous for pregnant women?

Exposing a pregnant woman to this procedure may be dangerous for her and the child, as it may lead to a miscarriage or premature birth, depending on the weeks of pregnancy.

As for the woman who has already undergone a new birth and wants to have it, it is better to wait for no less than 40 days if the birth was natural, for the body to restore its normal position, and on the other hand, if the woman has undergone a cesarean section, she must You wait longer than during natural birth.

Benefits of cupping for the back

The cupping procedure may be due to many different benefits for the back, including those benefits that may contribute to obtaining them: 

  • Performing it helps relax the muscles of the body helps stimulate increased blood flow and relieves pain in the nervous system, so it plays a major role in treating and relieving back pain, in addition to relieving neck pain and treating spasticity that affects the muscles of the body. 
  • Before you do it to treat back pain, you should talk to your doctor first.
  •  In addition to knowing the results that you will get after undergoing it, whether positive or negative results.

Warnings about cupping

Below we will show you some important warnings to avoid the damages that may result from them:

  • Avoid exposure to children under 4 years of age, but it is possible to perform cupping for those older than 4 years, bearing in mind that the period that the child will be exposed to during the cupping procedure is a very short period, to reduce the risk of damages that he may be exposed to. 
  • Take caution when performing cupping for patients who use anticoagulant medications, for fear of exposing the patient to bleeding problems.
  • The person’s skin must be healthy before the beginning of the cupping procedure. It is forbidden to perform this procedure if the skin is exposed to sunburn or other types of burns, if there are any scratches or wounds that have not healed yet, or if there are some fractures.
  • Pregnant women should avoid the lower back or abdomen area when performing cupping.
  • Women should avoid taking it during menstruation.
  • It is strictly forbidden to perform it when a person has a group of specific diseases such as hemorrhagic diseases.
  • When a person has cancer or tuberculosis disease.
  • When a person has had a heart attack within six months before the period of cupping.

Cupping side effects

Placing cups, whether hot or cold cups directly on the skin, may leave a group of side effects of treatment, but despite that, many people believe that its benefits are more beneficial than harmful side effects, and the most important of these side effects are:

  • Feeling of discomfort in the areas where the cups were inserted.
  • The skin was exposed to some minor burns.
  • Bruising is caused by placing the cups and during the suction process.
  • Infections of the skin occur most often.

How was cupping done in ancient and modern times?

In the past, it was done through the use of animal horns.

The method used has recently been developed, whereby globular glass cups are used that have an opening on one side only and are divided into two parts:

  • Dry: It is a method in which only the suction process is carried out.
  • Wet: It is a method that includes the suction process in addition to the healing bleeding.

How is the method used for treatment through cupping determined?

The method used for treatment is determined according to several different factors, the most important of which are: 

  • The state of health in which the person is.
  • or preference for one type over the other.

Here, we have talked about the subject of cupping, and we have learned about a wide range of different information, including the harms and benefits to normal people and pregnant women, as we mentioned some of its side effects as well, and we learned about some special cases in which it is prohibited.

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