Cupping Therapy Question and Answer Series
Thank you for joining us for another installment of our Cupping Therapy Q&A Series. Here, we feature clinical questions submitted to us by ACE Massage Cupping Therapy practitioners. Our educators offer some brief insight on the topic so that you can expand your working knowledge on this revolutionary bodywork therapy and its benefits.
Good morning I wanted to know if there any medications that are contraindicated with cupping the only meds I really had concerns with doing massage was pain medications realizing there pain tolerance is affected I had a client the other day that was concerned with cupping on blood thinner medication
Of course. In the safety and contraindications section we cover during our classes, we talk about being very cautious and gentle if people are on blood thinners.
For some clients, if the skin is too thin then it is advised to not cup at all. This would also be true of steroids.
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About the Author
Beth-Ellen Zang has been studying and practicing natural living and healthcare since 1965. She is the Founding Director of Sedona College of Natural Health.
Her studies and practice include organic gardening, whole food preparation, holistic nutrition, herbal remedies, meditation, exercise, lifestyle awareness, oriental medicine, ayurveda and bodywork. Modalities include Advanced CranioSacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Oriental Bodywork, ACE Massage Cupping™, Myofacial Release, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Udvartana, Abyangha, Polarity, Holographic Imaging, Somato Emotional Release, Regression (Past Life or Generational), Heart Centered Therapies, Hydrotherapy and body cleansing, nutritional consultant / intuitive, and Ayurvedic Healthcare.
She has been licensed since 1981 and actively practicing clinical medical massage in Arizona since 1983.