Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702043529
eBook ISBN: 9780702065620
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 17th June 2014
Page Count: 372


This new edition continues to offer readers a comprehensive exploration and description of techniques of cupping in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. Extensively updated throughout, and with a new website containing videos and a downloadable image bank, this volume will be ideal for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and all other complementary health practitioners looking to expand their skill base.

Key Features

  • Explains cupping therapy clearly, allowing the practitioner immediate access to a set of skills for everyday application
  • Well illustrated to support the guidelines discussed in the text
  • Includes website containing video clips showing 11 methods of cupping therapy plus picture gallery of more than 150 colour photographs
  • Gives practical guidelines on the use of cupping in helping to treat more than 30 common conditions
  • Looks closely at issues of safety, expectation and theoretical principles of action

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

Chapter 2 Cupping’s folk heritage, Bruce Bentley

Chapter 3.1 Cupping in Buddhist Medicine, Pedro Pavia

Chapter 3.2 Cupping in Thailand’s Traditional Lanna Medicine, Kei Ngu

Chapter 4 Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Chapter 5 Preparing the patient for cupping treatment

Chapter 6 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies

Chapter 7 The Cupping Procedure

Chapter 8 What to Expect During and After Cupping Therapy

Chapter 9 Twelve Methods of Cupping Therapy

Chapter 10 Cupping Therapy on Children and Adults

Chapter 11 Cosmetic Cupping Therapy

Chapter 12 Cupping Therapy in the Treatment of Common Disorders

Chapter 13 Treating Miscellaneous Disorders with Cupping Therapy

Chapter 14 Sports Injuries

Chapter 15 Myofascial Trigger Points Cupping Therapy

Chapter 16 Cupping Therapy Evidence-Based Research Ilkay Chirali,

Roz Gibbs, Mark Bovey, Hossam Metwally, Hujian Cao and team

Chapter 17 Part 1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Part 2 Precautions and Contraindications


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