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When do I sleep after cupping?

 When do I sleep after cupping?  Cupping therapy is a type of alternative medicine, and the history of cupping therapy dates back to the ancient Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Egyptian civilizations, in which the therapist places special cups on the patient’s skin for several minutes, to suction out the bad blood, and cupping therapy is still common to this day, and in this article, we will explain some important points related to cupping.

Types of cupping

Cupping is divided into two main types, which are the following :

  • In both types of cupping therapy, the treating person places a flammable substance such as paper or herbs in the cupping cup and sets it on fire. An increase in the place of the cup, redness, and dilation of the blood vessels, and the time for leaving the cup of cupping on the skin is usually about 3 minutes.
  • Cupping therapy tools have developed, so the therapist uses a rubber pump instead of fire, to leave a vacuum inside the cupping cup, and some therapists use silicone cups, which can be moved from one place to another on the skin, to simulate massage.
  • Wet cupping is made after leaving the cup for a few minutes on the skin with light suction, and after the cup is removed by the therapist, he uses a small scalpel to make small and light cuts on the skin, then he repeats the suction process, to withdraw a small amount of blood.
  • In a cupping session, the therapist uses 5-3 cups, and rarely more than 5 cups. After that, an antibiotic ointment should be applied to the wounds and a bandage to prevent wound infection, and within 10 days the wounds will disappear, and the skin will return to its nature, according to the fans of cupping therapy. When wet, it rids the body of toxins and harmful substances.

Cupping side effects

Cupping is safe to a large extent if the person goes to a specialized and trained therapist, but some side effects may occur in the area where the suction is performed, and these symptoms are as follows:

  • burns;
  • bruising;
  • Simple annoyance.

Skin infection and this condition occur if the tools and cups are not sterilized properly, after each use on patients, which may lead to the spread of blood-borne diseases, such as B and C infections.

Important note: The patient must consult his doctor before treatment with cupping, or any other type of folk or alternative medicine, and inquire about everything related to treatment.

Situations in which cupping should be avoided

There are some cases in which cupping must be avoided, and they include the following:

  • pregnant woman.
  • the presence of bleeding;
  • Blood clotting diseases such as a previous stroke or deep vein thrombosis.
  • epileptic seizures;
  • Skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.
  • Children under 4 years of age should not be treated with cupping, while older children should be treated for a very short time.
  • Elderly, the elderly should avoid cupping therapy, as with age the skin becomes very fragile and sensitive.
  • Vomit during menstruation.
  • Sunburn, wounds, or skin ulcers.

What cases are treated by cupping?

Cupping is used to treat several conditions, but it is particularly effective in reducing the causes that lead to muscle pain, and cupping therapy is effective in treating skin problems, digestive problems, and other medical conditions that need pressure, and other cases that have proven effective Cupping therapy to relieve facial paralysis, girdle of fire, shortness of breath, cough, and cervical cancer.

When do I sleep after cupping?

The person who received cupping treatment should take enough rest and get enough sleep, so it is possible to sleep immediately after cupping treatment, to relax the body and relax its muscles.

What to do after cupping

Some things must be done after cupping treatment, the most important of which are the following :

  • Drink large amounts of water, as water helps to get rid of the toxins of the lymphatic system, which cupping removes from the tissues.
  • Keep the body warm, and try to cover the parts on which cupping was performed.
  • Rest, the patient may feel tired after cupping, or he may feel symptoms similar to the symptoms of the flu, such as headaches, and general aches in the body, and these are temporary reactions from the immune system, due to the expulsion of waste from the lymphatic system from the body.

What to avoid after cupping

Some things should be avoided after undergoing cupping therapy, for 6-4 hours after cupping, the most prominent of which are the following :

  • Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol, and eating sugary foods and drinks, processed meat, and dairy products, as these foods reduce the effectiveness of cupping.
  • Bathing with hot water, swimming in hot water, and sauna. After cupping treatment, the skin is more sensitive to high temperature, in the parts where cupping was performed, so do not shower with hot water, or use chemical products on the body after cupping.
  • Do intense exercise.
  • Exposure to wind and cold weather.

How to remove cupping marks

After cupping, circular marks will appear on the skin, ranging in color from dark red to pink, and these marks usually disappear after several hours of cupping, while others may need about two weeks to disappear completely if a person wants to get rid of cupping marks quickly, he must moisturize Zone and comfort, two things that help speed up the removal of cupping marks on the skin.

When do I sleep after cupping?  At the end of our article, we hope that we have provided enough information about cupping, how it works, and the procedures to be taken before and after cupping treatment, and it is worth noting that it is recommended to sleep after the completion of cupping, to give the body enough rest.

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