During treatment, cups are left in place for about 3 minutes. During your cupping session, the acupuncturist will use 3-5 cups. It is rare to have more than 5-7 cups placed on the body during a single session.
After treatment, your skin will appear flushed, red, and raised. Your skin should return to normal within ten days after treatment. An antibiotic ointment and bandage may be applied to help prevent the risk of infection.