What are potential risks or complications of cupping?
Cupping is a relatively low-risk therapy. Still, you may experience:
- Burns from heated cups.
- Muscle tension or soreness.
- Skin infections, itching or scarring.
Who shouldn’t get cupping?
Because researchers know little about cupping’s effects on pregnancy, moms-to-be shouldn’t get the therapy. You should also forego cupping if you have:
- Bleeding disorders like hemophilia.
- Blood clotting problems, such as deep vein thrombosis or history of strokes.
- Skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
- Seizures (epilepsy).