Summary of Contraindications of Cupping Massage Therapy

Do not employ cupping therapy over the eyes, sunburns or burns in general, open wounds, or a recent trauma. During pregnancy, avoid cupping to the lower and upper abdomen; the lower back can be cupped until the sixth month of pregnancy using light or medium cupping methods only.

Cupping is contraindicated for extreme fluid deficient people, in people suspected of hemorrhage of any kind, and on tumors of any form, including tuberculosis. Also, cupping of any kind is contraindicated for people who have suffered cardiac arrest in the last 6 months. Cupping therapy in contraindicated in all stages of an acute infectious conditions and diseases.