Questions about Acupuncture

Does cupping hurt?, and how long do the red marks last?

The simple answer is that is should never hurt.

The Cupping we provide is a very  gentle therapy and is based on using a vacuum style of cup.  The cups are placed on the skin ( generally on  the back ) and the air is removed by  using a small pump.

There is also another form of cupping which is not practiced by our practitioners where the vacuum is produced by using a lighted paper or similar placed inside the cup. The  flame then burns the oxygen to produce the vacuum.


The redness normally lasts for a few days but everyone responds differently. The practitioner will always advise you as part of the treatment but fairer skins will generally take that extra day or so.

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