Areas to Never Cup

Ensure that you not Cupping on - or near - an Artery.

In some areas of the body, the arteries are much closer to the skin and should never be Cupped.  The areas to avoid are:


Front of the body:

A.  Common Carotid Artery – located on each side of the neck

B.  Axillary Artery – located in the armpit

C.  Brachial Artery – located on the inside bend of the elbow

D.  Femoral Artery – located in the groin area or the inside fold of each leg at the pelvis

E.  Linea Alba – located at the connection of the muscles of the abdomen

F.  Temporal Region – avoid using strong suction in the temporal region as the Temporal Artery and facial nerves are in this area and are extremely delicate


Back of the body:

G.  Popliteal Artery - located on the back side of the knee

H.  Kidneys – Cupping should be done minimally when directly over the kidneys


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