Time To Talk About Disinfection
With the Corona virus, COVID-19, being all over the news and affecting your practices, we see a perfect time to talk about disinfection in your pra...
Cupping Marks...Bruises or Not?
If a patient says that the cupping mark hurts, the practitioner is typically told that they have over treated the patient. Interestingly, my own cupping marks almost always are tender to the touch, regardless of the length or amount of treatment. Pain or tenderness is subjective to the individual and should be addressed on a case by case basis - pain or tenderness itself does not have anything to do with the definition of a bruise.
Do YOU Know the Differences in Silicone??
When ordering your silicone products, be sure to ask the supplier what hardness level their cups are...if they don't know, don't order!! It's always better to ask and KNOW what you are getting than to receive your cups and be disappointed with the quality. How do you tell the difference between Food Grade and Medical Grade Silicone? Look at the transparency...we placed a quarter underneath 3 different silicone cups to help demonstrate the difference.
When NOT To Cup!
As more and more people discover the benefits of Cupping Therapy for themselves as well as their patients, a lot of questions come up as to when you can - and more importantly can NOT - treat with either Silicone or Vacuum Cups. Please see the following guidelines for when NOT to cup!
Your Cups Won't Suction??
We see a lot of posts on social media from people asking why their cups won't stick to a specific area. Loss of suction is mainly related to the adhesiveness between the cup and skin. If the adhesiveness is good then the suction will usually hold for an extended period of time. But if the adhesiveness is poor, then the suction becomes weak and loosens in short time.
How to Clean Your Cups
Author: Paul Kohlmeier, BPE, RMT, R.Ac. A regular question that comes from practitioners is...how should I clean my cups? Semicritical Medical e...
Does Your Liability Insurance Include Cupping?
Ensure you have proper professional liability insurance...
New Manitoba Distributor
Cupping Canada Inc. is thrilled to announce that Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies located in Winnipeg, Manitoba is now a distributor for our Silicone Cup sets!