Frequently asked questions about cupping therapy
Here is a list of questions I am frequently asked about cupping therapy.
- Is cupping therapy regulated?
- What are the different types of therapy cups?
- Can I do cupping myself?
- Can I get cupping on the NHS?
Regulation of cupping therapy
In the UK, cupping therapy is not regulated. Anyone can practice cupping therapy.
The different types of cups
There are many different types of therapy cups that are used in cupping:
Traditionally, bamboo and glass cups are used. Glass therapy cups have the greatest suction and ability to stay fixed on the body.
Doing cupping yourself
Yes you can do cupping therapy on yourself or ask someone to do it for you. It is best to have a a trained professional such as an acupuncturist to show you first.
Cupping therapy on the NHS
No you cannot get cupping therapy on the NHS.