Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 2nd Edition

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 2nd Edition,Ilkay Chirali,ISBN9780443102660


Churchill Livingstone

9780443102660 New edition


216 X 280

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. Also 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 DVD complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy.

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Ilkay Chirali


Ilkay Zihni Chirali was born in 1946 in Lemba (Çirali) Gazi Baf, Cyprus. He grew up in a village by the sea where people, animals and plants were dependent upon each other. They shared the same simplicity and their environment was always treated with conviction, respect and love. He eventually left Cyprus to pursue his higher education, first in Turkey and then in Sweden and England. In 1982 he emigrated to Australia, where he studied Chinese Medicine with Professor Wong Lun and Master Danial Wong. Ilkay qualified as an acupuncturist in Melbourne, Australia, where he opened his first Acupuncture and Stress Therapy Clinic. He returned to England in 1987 and now runs a clinic in Bexleyheath, Kent, where he treats children as well as adults. Ilkay’s wide-ranging studies have brought him expertise in acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, clinical hypnotherapy, the Lusher Personality Test, paediatric acupuncture and western medicine pathology. He has studied further in Nanjing, China, at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and First Affiliated Hospital in the Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Gynaecology departments. Ilkay has practiced cupping from an early age, gaining his first experience of the technique when employing the traditional Turkish folklore remedy for colds. He has been organizing regular cupping workshops both in the UK and overseas since 1988 and a BBC TV programme where he appeared as an “Expert”. To date, he has given over 60 public lectures and a BBC World Service Radio talk on the subject of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cupping Therapy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Register of British Acupuncture Council, Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine; Private practitioner, Acupuncture and Stress Therapy Clinic, London; Lecturer, Cupping and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 2nd Edition

Section 1 Cupping therapy

Chapter 1 History of cupping

Chapter 2 Benefits of cupping therapy

Chapter 3 Preparing for cupping

Chapter 4 Therapies that benefit from cupping

Chapter 5 The cupping procedure

Chapter 6 What to expect during and after cupping therapy

Chapter 7 Eleven methods of cupping therapy

Chapter 8 Cupping therapy on children

Chapter 9 Cupping therapy on adults

Chapter 10 How often can cupping be applied?

Section 2 Treatment of common disorders

Chapter 11 Cupping therapy in the treatment

Chapter 12 Notes on miscellaneous disorders

Chapter 13 Precautions and contraindications

Chapter 14 Sports injuries

Chapter 15 Myofascial Trigger Points cupping therapy

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