Patient Comments: Cupping - Experience


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Comment from: Alice, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 26

I've been learning cupping to add to my treatments, so I've been using myself by as guinea pig. I have done it in my shoulder to help with severe neck and rotary cuff issues and I'm surprised to say it helped massively. I've also done my partner’s hip and that helped too.

Comment from: V, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I had some spots cupped over my gluteal area and the only noticeable side effect besides the cup circles was an itchy rash that broke out on my hamstrings. Wonder what that means.

Comment from: MrOhMy , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

The initial cupping treatment was great but the next day my back itched uncontrollably.

Comment from: Lori, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have had cupping done twice by my physical therapist. It worked wonderfully. After 12 years of trying to get help with zero help, I got diagnosed from an MRI and was instantly referred to 2 teams of doctors. Specialized spinal doctors to treat me with medication to avoid surgery and physical therapy for 6 months to manage the pain to optimize my quality of life. Cupping is not uncomfortable, it releases deep pain. Yes, I have circles but 12 years of no help. I can’t do prescribed medication.

Comment from: Regrets, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 02

Don't do cupping. I am 66 year old, I was in so much pain I felt like screaming. I asked the therapist to stop and she ignored it. The worst part was when the cups were slid upwards on my dry legs. I now believe I have a problem with neuropathy due to this. Please do not do this massage.

Comment from: Nasser abdullah, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 30

I had wet cupping done on my back a lot of water like particles came out. Very little blood.

Comment from: SnowWhite , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

Cupping hurt a bit at first but the practitioner lessened the cup suction a little and it was really great. Better than a massage that's done by hand.


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