A Practical Guide to Cupping Therapy (Hardcover)
A Natural Approach to Heal Through Traditional Chinese Medicine
Reader's Digest Association, 9781602200319, 200pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
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This comprehensive guide to Chinese cupping therapy details this traditional and effective treatment with extensive clinical examples, commentary, and detailed diagrams. Cupping therapy delivers healing effects by improving blood circulation, promoting smoother flow of qi through meridian points and dispelling cold and dampness in the body. It involves local suction on the skin through vacuum created by heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup. Because of its easy application and immediate effects, cupping therapy has been practiced in China since time immemorial and remains to this day as a form of traditional medicine for treating illnesses and enhancing health. With solid grounding in both theory and clinical practice, the author introduces the fundamental principles of cupping therapy and areas that require special attention, which are followed by techniques of cupping for targeted ailments. The book covers nine areas: internal medicine, surgery, ENT and ophthalmology, dermatology, andrology, gynecology, and pediatrics (with 73 common illnesses), as well as sub-health condition and health and complexion enhancement, with cupping options for various target skin areas. A Comprehensive Guide to Cupping Therapy contains:
- A therapy for healing, enhancing health and improving quality of life through the natural way of traditional Chinese medicine
- Techniques of cupping that can be quickly mastered to help yourself heal, with easy to follow illustrations
- Tips from a medical professional on having a better diet and life style to prevent illness and gain a healthy complexion.
About the Author
Wu Zhongchao is a professor and advisor of doctoral students at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), also serving as a medical consultant on the specialist register of CPC Central Committee, chief physician of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Center of CACMS, vice chair of the Committee of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques and the Committee of Meridian Points and Musculature of the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, executive council member of Beijing Acupuncture Association, and member of the Committee of Health Preservation and Enhancement of the China Academy of Medical Sciences. A veteran practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and moxibustion, Wu has nearly two decades of clinical experience and has published more than 60 papers and over 10 books on the medical specialty. He has travelled extensively overseas for medical assignments and lectures and has been engaged in clinical teaching to local and overseas students for many years.