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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Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Using the Ancient Art of Cupping!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437972
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 262,308
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(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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Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints: An Easy-to-Understand Guide for Relieving Pain, Reducing Inflammation and Healing Injury 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints by Kenneth Choi has been a favorite of mine since I got in the mail! I love cupping and use it for all sorts of problems, but when starting out it's hard to know not how to use them, but where to place them. So to have a visual guide like this book beside me, while performing some cupping therapy, is awesome! The images are fully colorful and huge enough to make out what the reader needs to do next with the classic, glass style or silicone cups, which I have. There are so many ways this is used to heal and cure the body naturally. This is something I love because it doesn't really cause a leftover scar or puncture marks like many other surgeries or devices may on the skin. However, the book does explain and I know from experience, there is a red mark that may develop or bruise if used too much on the skin. There are details on why and precautions before using these cups on the skin. Though to me, the redness is normal and fades after a while, but the results are what I really do enjoy and it's like instant! Plus, this book is a great way to prevent doing things wrong and not wreck the body, but learn how to cure and care for it better. Another thing I do love is that this isn't a huge book and yet has so many photos and guides to perform cupping healing practices. One of these would be to heal an annoying itch, that I hate having, eczema, which I suffer from time to time and hate it. However, the steps to fix it has been a blessing and super helpful in the long run. There are so much more that can be done, which are many most common problems many faces yearly. Therefore, I'm very glad that I have this book and each of these cupping procedures is easy to follow with visual images and simple steps. One last thing, I wish they sold these with every set of cupping set, that is how good it is! "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"