Modern Cupping Therapy Resources

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Surprising Benefits Of Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a safe, centuries-old traditional Chinese medication that relieves pain and promotes muscle tightness more quickly than any other therapy alone. Dr. Young Ki Park, the author of Modern and Ancient Cupping Therapy and

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Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Overview and Pathophysiology The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reportedly as high as 84% and is the most common reason adults in the United States use complementary and alternative medicine. Acute LBP is

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Treatment for Headaches

Overview and Pathophysiology 90% of all headaches are either migraine headaches, tension-type headaches, or a mixture of the two. The remaining 10% consists of disorders of tissues of the head and neck, sinuses, TMJs, dental

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Types and Methods of Cupping

Generally, dry and wet cupping are the two main types of cupping therapy. Dry cupping pulls the skin into the cup without scarifications, while in wet cupping the skin is lacerated or punctured with a

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Treatment for Bell’s Palsy

Overview and Pathophysiology Bell’s palsy is also called idiopathic peripheral facial paralysis and affects the facial nerve (CN VII), which provides parasympathetic innervation to the submandibular salivary glands, sublingual salivary glands, and lacrimal glands, controls

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Cupping Therapy Marks and Explanations

Cupping therapy usually leaves a discoloration of the skin caused by bleeding from the ruptured capillaries. In traditional Chinese medicine, different skin discolorations suggest various diagnoses. For example, an intense red cupping mark signifies excess

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Treatment for Ankle Sprains and Tears

Overview and Pathoanatomical Features The most common mechanisms of injury for a lateral ankle sprain is forefoot adduction and hindfoot inversion, and tibial external rotation with the ankle in plantar flexion. Anterior talofibular ligament has

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History of Cupping Therapy

Although the true origin of cupping still remains uncertain, the consensus is that the action of suction has been part of therapeutic efforts throughout human history. The application of suction cups is recorded in ancient

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Treatment for Neck Pain

Overview and Pathophysiology 30-50% of people in the U.S. experience neck pain at any given year. Most neck pain is the result of cervical para-spinal muscle spasm. Identifying the exact anatomical source is often difficult.

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Ancient Theories of Cupping

This article will summarize three of the nine ancient and modern theories of cupping that are covered in my book, Ancient and Modern Cupping Therapy. The theories covered here are: Blood stagnation or Eohyeol Theory

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An Overview of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a traditional therapy that has been employed worldwide for thousands of years. The oldest mention of this treatment is in an ancient Egyptian papyrus. It was promoted by famous ancient physicians, such

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Yin-Yang Theory

Although these five fundamental Substances are central to understanding Traditional Eastern Medicine, one cannot comprehend them outside the framework of the theory of Yin-Yang. The theory of Yin-Yang holds that every object or phenomenon in

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Eastern Medicine Concepts & Theory

On a global scale, eastern and western therapeutic doctrines lie at the heart of medical practice today. The western approach of scientific analysis is the basis of our understanding of the human body, while eastern

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Principles of Integrative Medicine

During my third year of medical school, my attending admitted an elderly Korean patient with a diagnosis of pneumonia and fever. Her recovery was a slow process until I, with approval from my attending, allowed

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