| Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping TherapyNew edition with accompanying DVD!
By Ilkay Chirali, Member of the British Acupuncture Council, Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK)
Photographic illustrations, 63 in full colour. Copious line illustrations.
Churchill Livingstone, July 2007
Includes accompanying DVD containing video clips of the 11 methods of cupping therapy plus a picture gallery of 150 full-colour images.
This new edition explores and describes techniques of cupping in the context of TCM theory. It provides a clear and detailed set of practical guidelines to applying this technique for various common conditions, and looks closely at issues of safety, expectation and theoretical principles of action. This new edition includes new scientific research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system as well as new material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine. A DVD complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy.
• Cupping therapy explained clearly, allowing the Practitioner immediate access to another skill for everyday application
• Includes new research on cupping therapy and the effect oin the immune system, as well as new material on myofascial pain, channel cupping, stress management, and cupping therapy in sports medicine
• Lavishly illustrated to support the guidelines discussed in the text
• Colour plate section containing 63 full-colour plates
• DVD of video clips showing the 11 methods of cupping therapy plus a picture gallery of 150 colour photographs
• Covers questions of safety, procedures, expectations and actions
• Examines 11 different methods of cupping, and the differences between practice with children and with adults
• Practical and complete guidelines on the use of cupping in helping to treat more than 30 common conditions including: abdominal pain, anaemia, asthma, Atrophy Syndrome, back pain and suxual complaints, bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis), boil/carbuncle, chest pain, common cold and influenza (flu), constipation, cough, dysmenorrhoea (period pain), fevers, lymphatic drainage, hypertension, musculoskeletal pain (Bi Syndrome), skin complaints and diseases, stroke (Wind-stroke – facial paralysis), tiredness, veins (varicose, broken), poor appetite, diarrhoea, restlessness and hyperactivity, mumps, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), breast enhancement, cellulite, chronic fatigue syndrome (encephalomyelitis), conjunctivitis, depression, hangover, headache, migraine, hiccups, infertility, insomnia, lacrimation, prolapse of the bladder and uterus, sexual frigidity, spondylosis, toothache, torticollis
Section 1 Cupping therapy
Chapter 1 History of cupping
Chapter 2 Benefits of cupping therapy
Chapter 3 Preparing for cupping
Chapter 4 Therapies that benefit from cupping
Chapter 5 The cupping procedure
Chapter 6 What to expect during and after cupping therapy
Chapter 7 Eleven methods of cupping therapy
Chapter 8 Cupping therapy on children
Chapter 9 Cupping therapy on adults
Chapter 10 How often can cupping be applied?
Section 2 Treatment of common disorders
Chapter 11 Cupping therapy in the treatment
Chapter 12 Notes on miscellaneous disorders
Chapter 13 Precautions and contraindications
Chapter 14 Sports injuries
Chapter 15 Myofascial Trigger Points cupping therapy
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