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Cupping therapy for musculoskeletal complaints and cosmetic therapy

Date(s): 01 September 2017

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates and 3rd year acupuncture students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Cupping therapy application

Cupping therapy is traditionally employed alongside the acupuncture treatment as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine arsenal. However, this ancient but effective tool can also be used on its own by the beauty therapists, massage therapists and during physiotherapy sessions.

Most common medical conditions which Cupping Therapy can be employed: Common cold, asthma, cough, musculoskeletal complaints such as back ache, sports injuries to muscle and joints, arthritic or rheumatic conditions, some skin conditions such in the treatment of acne, psoriasis or eczema, digestive complaints, gynaecological complaints such as painful periods, abdominal cramps and when treating the infertility patterns.

Aims and objectives of the course are to teach safe cupping practice of common ailments as well as the cosmetic cupping methods. Benefits and contraindications of cupping therapy will also be discussed.

Includes a hands-on practical session


Ilkay Chirali has been an acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and cupping therapy practitioner since 1985. He treats children and adults at his clinic in Bexleyheath. The author of TCM Cupping Therapy, he gives cupping workshops/seminars around the globe.

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