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.
The author Ilkai Chiraly wrote that
In the early day, I realised there was no cupping therapy book, in any language – including in Chinese. It just did not exist. Although the technique is often mentioned in traditional Chinese medicine textbooks, it is usually limited to a few pages. This is why I decided to write on the topic.
During my research into cupping material for my book, I visited many libraries and hospital archives. It gave me immense pleasure to discover that cupping therapy was indeed used in many hospitals around the UK and in Europe alike, particularly during the 1800s. In the BBC2 historical documentary, ‘The Supersizers Go…, Elizabethan’, presented by Sue Perkins and Giles Coren, I got to demonstrate cupping application to Giles Coren for “cleansing the blood”, following the consumption of too much rich food. Cupping Therapy for Bodyworkers is specifically written for bodyworkers, such as sports therapists, massage therapists, beauty therapists and for people interested in self