Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

Third edition

Paperback (17 Jun 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

  • 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
  • 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

Book information

ISBN: 9780702043529
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 615.89
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 1020g
Height: 218mm
Width: 276mm
Spine width: 14mm