Reactions to Cupping?

Submitted By: I_Danne

Hello, I was just curious to know if it is common at all for someone to have a reaction following a cupping treatment.

This isn’t my first time having it (moving cup, not the blood letting type one). I think it maybe this was the  fourth  time when my acupuncturist has made it a part of treatment. Anyway, about 12 hours after my treatment I woke up very ill in bed and had to vomit. I vomitted seven more times in an eight and half hour period. I was very sick. Keeping in mind, that I am not a person who vomits often. I can count on one hand how many times in my life since I was 11 that I have. I was also experiencing a lot of tearing and ripping pain in my pelvic bone, and pain in my knees and ankles plus overall weakness in my legs. I couldn’t sit up for the enitre day. I didn’t have a typical “bad stomach” one would have with vomitting.

Before my treatment this time, I had told my therapist that I had just gotten over the flu about 5 days ago and was exhausted from emotional distress. She also treated me as usual for back pain.

Is this common at all? Was my body perhaps getting rid of the rest of that flu? I cannot think of any other reason why I would have became so sick. I called a public nurse and she said that it didn’t sound like food poisoning, which was all I could really think of.

Soon after my treatment, I had a Korean purple yam latte which is a mix of steamed mashed purple yam and milk.

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