|Author||: Ilkay Z. Chirali|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2014-06-27|
|ISBN 10||: 0702058343|
|Pages||: 372 pages|
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 dedicated website complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy. DVD containing 12 video clips showing the use of cupping in practice. Unique scienfitic research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system. LI>16 page colour plate section containing 63 halftones. New page layout including new features. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout with more details allocated to individual treatment and methods. LI>New material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine.
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.
The ultimate, step-by-step guide to understanding and using the traditional Chinese medicinal art of cupping to reduce pain and heal injuries. An important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, cupping has recently gained widespread acclaim for its many benefits. It may look like some kind of torture and temporarily leave strange circles on your skin, but it’s so effective that everyone from professional athletes to famous celebrities is using it to improve their health and well being. In this book, you will discover what cupping is, how it works, and which cupping techniques would be best for you. You will learn the science behind the suction and the many conditions and ailments it can alleviate, including: • Lower Back Strain • Tennis Elbow • Wrist and Forearm Pain • Neck and Shoulder Injuries • Sore Hamstrings • Knee Pain • Allergies • Insomnia • Anxiety and Stress • Constipation • Eczema • Menstruation
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
An ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing. In recent years countless high profile athletes and celebrities have been sporting distinctive circular "cupping" welts on their bodies -- the back and shoulder area being most common. Dating back thousands of years, cupping is a form of alternative medicine. The cups create suction and help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, deep relaxation and can even provide relief for sciatica and sinus congestion. Massage Cupping body therapy is a modern and modified version of cupping therapy that creates suction and negative pressure through the use of both stationary and moving cups. These cups are available at pharmacies and do not use heat like old-fashioned glass cupping -- making them entirely safe and easy for home use. Shannon Gilmartin is a Certified Massage Cupping and MediCupping Educator who teaches this wonderfully diverse therapy and has witnessed the positive outcomes for patients. This book shares all her extraordinary professional and hands-on experience, so that everyone can experience the positive benefits of cupping. Nearly 200 step-by-step photos and full color pages make it easy to follow this expert instruction. The book includes: The history of cupping, the types of cups and the many therapeutic benefits of cupping from skeletal and muscular to the digestive and nervous systems What to expect after a cupping session including comprehensive safety and techniques information Applications for common conditions that range from stress and back tension to frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) and even acid reflux A section for speciality applications like athletic performance, prenatal therapy and working with inflammation (acute vs. chronic).
Website of Qi, Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness, including traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, herbs and nutrition. Also provides events of calendar, list of professionals and web links.
Praise for this book:A welcome addition...[The] author makes her guidance easy to adopt with the aid of numerous photographs of cup placement...excellent. - The Lantern For over 5,000 years, cupping has been used across the globe to treat a broad spectrum of health disorders. A safe, comfortable therapy, it requires only simple, inexpensive instruments to achieve highly effective results. This comprehensive guide features all the information practitioners need, including historical facts, step-by-step instructions for application, and treatment of specific health problems. Highlights: Detailed theory of dry and wet cupping Practical instructions for 45 different disorders Illustrated by real-life photographs from the author's practice Compact, user-friendly format for easy reference Each chapter of the practical section deals with a different area of the body and its disorders. Information is given on the complaint, the correct cupping application, supplementary and alternative therapies, as well as preventive treatment. Practice-oriented and highly detailed, this is an invaluable reference for experienced practitioners and an ideal learning tool for students.
‘Sometimes called coining, spooning or scraping, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface that intentionally creates ‘transitory therapeutic petechiae’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.’ Gua sha has been used for centuries in Asia, in Asian immigrant communities and by acupuncturists and practitioners of traditional East Asian medicine worldwide. With the expansion of traditional East Asian medicine, Gua sha has been used over broad geographic areas and by millions of people. It is valuable in the treatment of pain and for functional problems with impaired movement, the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many acute or chronic disorders. Research has demonstrated Gua sha radically increases surface microperfusion that stimulates immune and anti-inflammatory responses that persist for days after treatment. The second edition expands on the history of Gua sha and similar techniques used in early Western Medicine, detailing traditional theory, purpose and application and illuminated by science that focuses its relevance to modern clinical practice as well as scholarly inquiry. This book brings the technique alive for practitioners, with clear discussion of how to do it – including correct technique, appropriate application, individualization of treatment – and when to use it, with over 50 case examples, and superb color photographs and line drawings that demonstrate the technique. NEW TO THIS EDITION • New chapter on immediate and significant Tongue changes as a direct result of Gua sha • Research and biomechanisms • Literature review from Chinese language as well as English language medical journal database • New case studies • Over 30 color photographs
Cupping therapy is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique that has been used for thousands of years as a highly effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including skin conditions and musculoskeletal complaints. Many bodyworkers are very interested in learning about how to use Cupping Therapy within their own specialties, and this book is for them. Drawing on 40 years of expertise, Ilkay Chirali provides a wealth of information on cupping for those without TCM knowledge, covering safety information, equipment and the different variations of cupping and their best uses. Beautifully illustrated with over 120 full-colour photos, it empowers physiotherapists, massage therapists, sports medicine professionals and beauty therapists to add cupping therapy to their toolbox of techniques.
An authoritative overview of contemporary approaches to integrative skin health The popularity of integrative medical treatment of skin disorders has increased significantly in recent years—requiring practicing clinicians to keep pace with continuingdevelopments in dermatological research and methods. Advances in Integrative Dermatology offers a comprehensive survey of this dynamic field, providing up-to-date information on both preventative and therapeutic approaches to skin health. Combining clinical medicine with complimentary treatment plans, integrative dermatology provides an innovative perspective to individual patient care. This essential text explores new research in areas including the effects of stress and pollution on the skin, the importance of high-quality sleep, complementary methods of averting skin conditions, and more. Recognizing the impact skin disorders have on physiological, psychological, and emotional health, editors Katlein França and Torello Lotti illustrate key components of inclusive skin health strategies, such as therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements, topical botanicals, and other complementary therapies. Filling a significant gap in current literature on integrative dermatology, this valuable resource: Answers the common questions asked by patients in real-world dermatology practices Addresses pervasive misconceptions of integrative dermatological methods and principles with evidence-based review of current practices Examines contemporary research in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological disorders Presents comprehensive treatment options for a wide range of conditions such as rosacea, melanoma, and psoriasis Advances in Integrative Dermatology is an indispensable volume for physicians seeking to incorporate holistic techniques into their practices, expand their knowledge of integrative medicine, and provide the best possible care for their patients.
Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? Now at last you can find out, thanks to the formidable partnership of Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine, based at Exeter University, where he has spent over a decade analysing meticulously the evidence for and against alternative therapies.He is supported in his findings by Simon Singh, the well-known and highly respected science writer of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on the subject. It is honest, impartial but hard-hitting, and provides a thorough examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.In Trick or Treatment? the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine is delivered for the first time with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.
This book describes the history, methods, and techniques of cupping therapy and provides practical guidelines for cupping therapy home use and professional practice. It provides a new classification of cupping therapy types, cupping therapy sets, and a classification of cupping therapy adverse events. It looks closely at issues of mechanism of action, side effects, treatment programs, and safety. It contains many clear illustrations and provides a practical guideline for treating many common diseases. It includes new scientific research and clinical examples. This book can serve as a useful reference for complementary and alternative medicine therapists, medical physicians, medical students, healthcare professionals, researchers, and people interested in natural health, integrative medicine, self-care, and treatment.