Frequently asked questions:
1) Are you a member of a specific cupping body?
The International Cupping Society (ICS) lays down strict requirements for the education and clinical training of therapists. This covers the full theoretical groundwork of cupping together with supervised clinical practice. The ICS requires its members to engage in continuous professional development. We are members of ICS.
2) Will you ask about all my symptoms and make sure that you understand them?
A thorough understanding of your symptoms is essential to make an accurate assessment and formulate the best treatment plan for you. In the first treatment session, time is spent finding out about your symptoms and how your particular health issues affect you. Each medical form will be assessed by our specialist practitioner and they will advise whether you require an initial assessment clinic without any treatment to draw up your treatment plan and answer all you question or weather you can be booked directly for your treatment.
3) Will you give me advice on improving my health through dietary and lifestyle changes?
It is important to understand that there are many factors involved in creating your state of health. These are your diet, your work/life balance, what exercise you take and your stress levels. In order to help you to attain your optimum health, it is sensible to look at all these factors and to give you guidance on making improvements where needed.
4) Do you ask about my medication before making recommendations to take herbs or other supplements?
Some medications interact with herbs or health supplements, and so it is vital to make sure that whatever is recommended will be safe and appropriate for you to take. We utilise the British National Formulary which gives reliable and up to date information on medications, and possible interactions.
5) How many treatments do you recommend me to have?
Because cupping is working with the body’s natural healing systems, treatment sessions and frequency will vary for every single person. No two people are alike.
6) How many treatments will I need?