The most common misunderstanding regarding one of the most powerful and beneficial after effects of Cupping, is the marks. Marks gives insight of energy movement in the body. The color and pattern of the marks depend on the level of Qi stagnation in the area, and range from a bright red to dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week – If there is no Qi stagnation present, there will be only a pink marking which disappears in a few minutes to a couple of hours.
PS: We have tried to make it as clear as possible in the image above about what mark describes what! hope the misunderstanding reduces 🙂 cupping-marks.