Health center should follow all the hygiene and safety standards given by the government.

Doctors recommend to use cups only for once in wet cupping.

Doctors strongly recommend that cups must not be shared and that each individual should have his/her own personal cupping set even for dry/massage cupping.

Lancet, surgical blades, gloves, cotton etc should be disposable


Hand washing

Wash hands after touching blood, secretions, excretions and contaminated items, whether or not gloves are worn. Wash    hands immediately after gloves are removed, between patient contacts.

Use a plain soap for routine hand washing.

Use an antimicrobial agent for specific circumstances.



Wear gloves when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, and

Contaminated items. Put on clean gloves just before touching mucous membranes

and non-intact skin.


Mask, eye protection, face shield

Wear a mask and eye protection or a face shield during procedures and patient care

activities that are likely to generate splashes or sprays of blood, body

fluids, secretions, and excretions.



Wear a gown during procedures and patient-care activities that are likely to

generate splashes or sprays of blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions.


Patient-care equipment

Ensure that reusable equipment is not used for the care of another patient until

it has been cleaned and reprocessed appropriately.


Environmental control

Ensure that the hospital has adequate procedures for the routine care, cleaning,

and disinfection of environmental surfaces.


Occupational health and blood borne pathogens

Take care to prevent injuries when using needles, scalpels, and other sharp

instruments or devices.


Place of care of the patient

Place a patient who contaminates the environment or who does not assist in

maintaining appropriate hygiene in an isolated (or separate) room.

It is recommended that wet cupping is only administered by a cupping therapist.


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