Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints: An Easy-to-Understand Guide for Relieving Pain, Reducing Inflammation and Healing Injury

Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints: An Easy-to-Understand Guide for Relieving Pain, Reducing Inflammation and Healing Injury

by Kenneth Choi

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Overview

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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646042296
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,124,367
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Choi is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), as well as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
Kenneth graduated from University of Toronto with his Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, specializing in Genes, Genetics and Biotechnology. He then went on to graduate from McGill University with his Masters of Science in Biotechnology. He received his Chinese Medicine training from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he graduated with the 4 year Advanced diploma.
He is the Director of the Acupuncture Program and Chinese Herbology Program at the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute. He also practices Acupuncture and TCM at his clinic, Richmond Hill Acupuncture and Natural Therapy Clinic in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What is Cupping Therapy? 8

History of Cupping 8

How Does Cupping Work? 10

Cupping, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Modern Applications 12

Chapter 2 Cupping Sets 14

Plastic Vacuum Cups 14

Magnetic Cups 15

Twist Rotary Cups 16

Silicone Cups 16

Glass Cups 17

Bamboo Cups 17

Chapter 3 Cupping Techniques 19

Weak Cupping 19

Medium Cupping 20

Strong Cupping 21

Moving Cupping 22

Flash Cupping 23

Bleeding Cupping 23

Needle Cupping 25

Moxibustion Cupping 26

Herbal Cupping 27

Water Cupping 28

Chapter 4 Safety 29

Side Effects 29

Cautions and Contraindications 31

Cleaning and Disinfecting 32

Chapter 5 Treatment of Sports Injuries and Pain Management 33

Neck and Shoulder Pain 37

Shoulder Joint Pain 40

Elbow Pain 43

Forearm or Wrist Pain 45

Chest Pain 47

Upper Back and Scapular Pain 49

Lower Back Pain 53

Thigh Pain 56

Knee Pain 61

Lower Leg Pain 64

Ankle Pain 66

Chapter 6 Treatment of Other Conditions 68

Cellulite 69

Stretch Marks 70

Anti-Aging/Wrinkles 71

Abdominal Bloating 72

Constipation 74

Diarrhea 77

Poor Appetite 79

Irregular Menstruation 81

Painful Menstruation 84

Infertility 87

Menopausal Syndrome 89

Common Cold 92

Stomach Flu 94

Allergies 97

Asthma 100

Acne 103

Eczema and Psoriasis 106

Shingles 109

Anxiety and Stress 112

Fatigue 115

Insomnia 117

References 120

Index 122

Acknowledgments 127

About the Author 128

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