What to pay attention to cupping
Cupping is a traditional method of external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, which causes tiny subcutaneous congestion in the local area. This small trauma can stimulate the body’s own functions and achieve therapeutic effects.
However, in daily use, many people still have some misunderstandings about cupping.
Myth 1: Take a bath after cupping Many people like to take a shower after pulling out the cupping. I think this is very comfortable. In fact, this is very incorrect.
Because the skin is in a very fragile state at this time, it is easy to cause the skin to rupture and become inflamed.
Especially when taking a cold shower, since the pores of the skin are now open, it is easy to catch cold.
(Note: In summer, there is more sweating. It is best to take a bath before cupping and dry the body so as not to affect the adsorption of the cupping.
) Recommendation: The correct bath time is 1 to 2 hours after cupping.
Keep warm after cupping, the temperature of the bath water should be slightly higher.
Myth 2: The longer the time is, the better. Many people think that the longer the cupping time is, the better the effect will be. Even the blistering is to show the effect of the cupping. In fact, this is also wrong.
Because the cupping time is too long, blisters may appear, which not only damages the skin, but may also cause skin infections.
Recommendation: The correct cupping time should be 10 to 15 minutes.
If you are an elderly person or a child who is not very good, you should halve the time.
Misunderstanding 3: The same position is repeatedly pulled once and does not achieve double pull. The same position is repeatedly pulled out, and it is considered that the effect can be pulled out.
In fact, doing so will cause damage to the skin, such as redness and damage, and it will not be worth the loss.
Recommendation: When cupping, you can pull in multiple positions to increase the treatment effect.
Myth 4: Pulling the chest and stomach Many people think: I am uncomfortable where I pull it.
If my stomach hurts or my chest is uncomfortable, I will pull my stomach and pull my chest.
In fact, this is also wrong.
Generally, the cupping cup is best not to pull the chest and the stomach, because there is no scientific basis for such pulling.
Suggestion: We usually place the cupping position at the waist, back and shoulders.
Myth 5: There is little difference between old and new products. Cupping is also called “cupping therapy”, “pull tube” or “suction tube”.
The function between the traditional cupping and the modern cupping is not much different, especially the difference in materials, the impact on the effect of the cupping is not great.
However, it should be noted that if it is for cold diseases such as rheumatism, old cold legs, etc., it is better to use the traditional cupping that needs to be ignited.
另外:一定要弄清痛因再下手 在使用之前一定要弄清疼痛的原因，如果是一些慢性病所带来的疼痛如腰脊劳损，或是扭伤，在患者明确病因并有医嘱的情况下是It can be used by itself, which is also beneficial for treatment.
However, the cause of pain is sometimes very complicated. Therefore, people are not encouraged to use cupping from my medical treatment when they are not clear about the cause. Because the cupping of the disease is not harmful to the body, it will delay the illness and may bring serious problems.as a result of.
In addition, people with broken skin or suffering from bleeding disorders (such as hemophilia, thrombocytopenia, cyanosis, etc.) are also not suitable for cupping therapy.