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Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 3rd Edition


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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.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Text clarified and updated throughout, with an expanded artwork program and improved layout and design
    • New chapters by specialist contributors cover Cupping’s Folk Heritage, Buddhist Medicine, and Thai Lanna Medicine
    • New chapter on Cosmetic Cupping Techniques
    • New section addressing Frequently Asked Questions
    • An expanded discussion about the benefits of cupping therapy, including the treatment of new pathological conditions including myofascial pain
    • Includes new evidence-based research on the effects of cupping therapy, including a systematic review

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

Author Information

    By Ilkay Z. Chirali, MBAcC RCHM, Member of the Register of British Acupuncture Council, Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine; Private practitioner, Acupuncture and Stress Therapy Clinic, London; Lecturer, Cupping and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 372 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4352-9
  • Copyright: 2015