Cupping Therapy

Frequently asked questions about cupping therapy

Here is a list of questions I am frequently asked about cupping therapy. If you have a question that isn't listed here, feel free to contact me and ask.

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:

  1. Glass
  2. Plastic
  3. Bamboo
  4. Silicone
  5. Ceramic

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.