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Cupping

Cupping

Has anyone had cupping done instead of a massage?

posted June 10, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I had a chiropractor who started cupping on me. I came up and off that table!! For a person who has Fibro, cupping is torture! Don't let anyone come near you with cupping equipment. Some acupuncturists also perform cupping. I liked acupuncture but it didn't help me.

posted September 20, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I heard that cupping was not good for those with Fibro as it makes everything worse including starting a flare.

posted June 12, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes, I have had cupping and would not ever have it done again! It is so painful and would not let the technician finish. She said the purpose was to break up scar tissue. Who would pay money to have yourself tortured?

posted June 11, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I had someone try it on me during a physical therapy session. My therapist wanted to try pulling the muscles away to get the knots or spasms to relax instead of pushing on the areas or dry needling. It was excruciating!!! The burning pain it caused was unbearable.

posted June 10, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Hello everybody! I just heard about "cupping" for the 1st time when the Olympics were on in August when I saw it being done to Michael Phelps. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw those huge red "plunger" bumps all over him! There is no way in a million yrs. that I would ever subject my body to this procedure. Anyone that has FM & other similar ailment's that suffer from the pain as we girl's do, know that this would exacerbate our pain into us going "over the edge"!! I'd be laid up in severe pain & feel so sick for a pretty long stretch, but of course, each & everyone of us react differently to everything. I just know that it is NOT FOR ME, lol! Thanks for asking your question about "cupping" @A MyFibroTeam Member :)

posted September 18, 2016

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