How To Do Cupping At Home
We are starting with Basic Static Cupping and will be adding more way to cup at home soon.
Video Credit: Cupping Secrets TM.
How To Do Cupping At Home - Static Cupping
Hey there! In this video, I'm going to show you how to do basic cupping at home using silicone cups for static or stationary cupping. Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine practice and modern massage or myofascial cupping practice that can help improve circulation, reduce pain and muscle tension, and promote healing. And silicone cups are a great option because they are flexible and comfortable to use. So, let's get started!
Static cupping, also known as stationary cupping, is a technique in which cups are placed on the skin and left in place for a period of time. The cups can be applied to a variety of different areas of the body, depending on the specific issue being treated.
Some common areas where static cupping is used include:
The back, to help alleviate muscle pain and tension
The posterior neck, to help alleviate neck pain and tension headaches
The shoulders, to help alleviate tension and pain in the shoulders and upper back
The legs, to help alleviate muscle pain and tension in the legs
The stomach, to help improve digestion and alleviate abdominal pain
Cupping therapy is also frequently used to relieve pain in the low back, in particular low back pain caused by muscle tension, it can also be used for conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.
It's important to note that cupping should not be done on skin that has open wounds or varicose veins. It's also not recommended for people with blood clotting disorders or individuals who take blood thinning medication. Be sure to consult with a healthcare professional before starting cupping therapy if you have any health concerns or questions.
First, gather the materials you'll need: We will be using Cupping Warehouse Supreme Beginner Intermediate 55 60 silicone cups. We prefer Cupping Warehouse Cups because the company was created by a healthcare professional for healthcare professionals so the cups are designed with durability, strength, versatility and safety in mind. Not to mention their cups are ultra clear for a better visual of monitoring the tissue while cupping. You will find a link to the products we use in this video in the description below. Grab a lubricant (like lotion or oil) to apply on the skin. We will be using Cupping Botanicals UnScented Cupping Massage Oil which is also available at Cupping Warehouse. Make sure to clean the area of skin where you'll be applying the cups.
Next, apply the lubricant to the skin and place the cup on the area of your body you want to target, then press down on the top of the silicone cup to create suction. You should feel a gentle pulling sensation, if it's too strong, release some of the suction by pressing the edge of the cup. You can adjust the amount of suction you use by how much or how little you squeeze the cup.
Repeat this process for additional cups if desired.
Now, just sit back and relax for 1 to 5 minutes while the cups work their magic. Keep an eye on the tissue through the cup. If you see extreme dark color changes or moisture or an even rare blister forming, you will want to remove the cup. We strongly recommend only using clear.. never colored cups so your view of the tissue is always clear and easy to visualize.
When the time is up, gently release the suction by pressing the skin down at the edge of the cup. And that's it! Repeat the process as desired.
Keep in mind that cupping may not be appropriate for everyone, so please consult with a healthcare professional before starting cupping therapy.
Let's Talk about Cupping Precautions.
Cupping therapy is a relatively safe practice, but there are certain precautions that should be taken to minimize the risk of complications. Here are some things to consider before trying cupping therapy:
1. Consult with a healthcare professional: Cupping may not be appropriate for everyone, so it's important to talk to a healthcare professional before starting cupping therapy.
2. Avoid cupping on certain areas of the body: Cupping should not be performed on skin that has open wounds, varicose veins, or on areas of the body where the cups could impede blood flow of arteries. It's also not recommended for people with blood clotting disorders or individuals who take blood thinning medication and individuals with a history of blood clots or DVT ( Deep Vein Thrombosis).
3. Use clean and sterilized equipment: Make sure to use clean and sterilized equipment when performing cupping therapy.
Be mindful of the time: The duration of cupping should be appropriate for the condition and should be in a time range of 1 to 5 minutes per area for self care. Trained Cupping Professionals may use longer cupping durations as they have protocols for longer treatments, but we recommend Self Care Users use shorter durations for safety.
Be aware of possible side effects: Cupping therapy may cause temporary discomfort and redness, but it is generally considered safe and side effects are generally minor. It is common for their to be some discoloration in the shape of the cup which can take minutes, days or up to several weeks for coloring to return to normal. This is called a cupping mark or a cupping bruise. In the case of an excessive discomfort or any other adverse reaction, you should discontinue cupping therapy and consult with a healthcare professional.
Monitor for signs of blistering: Watch for signs of blistering, such as raised redness, warmth, or liquid fluid, around the area where the cups were applied. Blistering is not common and is generally an indication that the cups either had too much suction for the area or were left on for too long. If you notice any signs of blistering during the cupping, then the cup should be removed immedietly. If blistering noticed later, then you will want to watch for any signs of infection, and seek medical attention if needed. These are not commong occurences, but they can happen, so we wanted to make sure and mention them here.
And there you have it, cupping at home made easy with silicone cups! Give it a try and see how it works for you. As always, thank you for watching, and don't forget to like, share and subscribe for more videos like this one. Keep in mind that this basic video is in no way used to treat or diagnose illnesses, we are not offering medical advice and this video should not be used in the place of consulting a healthcare professional. This video is designed to work along with your healthcare provider for providing basic cupping instructions.
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