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The Art of Cupping : Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback) - Hedwig Manz

The Art of Cupping

Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback)

Paperback Published: 10th September 2008
ISBN: 9783131486011
Number Of Pages: 200

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For over 5,000 years, cupping has been used across the globe to treat a broad spectrum of health disorders. A safe, comfortable therapy, it requires only simple, inexpensive instruments to achieve highly effective results. This comprehensive guide features all the information practitioners need, including historical facts, step-by-step instructions for application, and treatment of specific health problems.

Book features:

  • Detailed theory of dry and wet cupping
  • Practical instructions for 45 different disorders
  • Illustrated by real-life photographs from the author’s practice
  • Compact, user-friendly format for easy reference
Each chapter of the practical section deals with a different area of the body and its disorders. Information is given on the complaint, the correct cupping application, supplementary and alternative therapies, as well as preventive treatment. Practice-oriented and highly detailed, this is an invaluable reference for experienced practitioners and an ideal learning tool for students.

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"A welcome addition...[The] author makes her guidance easy to adopt with the aid of numerous photographs of cup placement...excellent." - The Lantern

I. Introduction and Foundations
1. Historical Background
2. What do we mean by "Cupping"?
2.1 Definition and Treatment Goal
2.2 Effects and Connections
2.3 Methods of Application
2.3.1 Cupping Diagnosis
2.3.2 "Dry" or "Bloodless" Cupping
2.3.3 "Wet" or "Bloody" Cupping
2.4 Basic Therapeutic Concepts of Cupping
3. The Therapeutic Conception of Dry Cupping
3.1 Dry Cupping as Segmental Therapy
3.2 Dry Cupping as Retuning Therapy [Umstimmungstherapie]
3.3 The Effects of Dry Cupping on the Human Body
4. Self-Regulatory Mechanisms in the Body - A Crash Course for Patients
4.1 The Harmony of the Organ Systems
4.2 Focal Disturbance as Regulatory Blockage in the Body
4.3 The Functional Unity of the Nervous System
4.3 The Cerebrospinal Nervous System
4.3.2 The Vegetative Nervous System

II. Clinical Applications of Cupping Therapy 5.Dry Cupping
5.1 Cupping Diagnostics
5.1.1 Fundamentals
5.1.2 Key Symptoms: Hyperemia and Extravasation at the Cupping Locations
5.1.3 Complex of Symptoms: Increase in Local Blood Circulation and Paleness of the Skin
5.1.4 Therapeutic Success as Diagnostic Evidence 5.1.5 Segmental Diagnostics (Head s Zones)
5.2 Clinical Application
5.2.1 Materials and Basic Equipment
5.2.2 Cupping Technique
5.3 Individualized and Patient-Centered Application
5.3.1 Cupping Therapy on Children
5.3.2 Cupping Therapy on Elderly and Bedridden Patients
5.3.3 Exceptional Cases During Cupping and the Correct Response
5.4 The Technique of Cupping Massage
5.5 Indications for Dry Cupping
5.6 Contraindications for Dry Cupping
6. Wet Cupping 6.1 Technique and Clinical Advice
6.1.1 Variation A
6.1.2 Variation B
6.2 Indications for Wet Cupping
6.3 Complications and Contraindications for Wet Cupping

III. Cupping Therapy of Indicated Disorders and Complaints
7. Disorders of the Head
7.1 Headache
7.2 Migraine
7.3 Middle Ear Inflammation (Otitis Media), Tinnitus
7.3.1 Otitis Media
7.3.2 Tinnitus
7.4 Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
7.4.1 Acute Sinusitis
7.4.2 Chronic Sinusitis
8. Respiratory Tracts
8.1 Bronchial Asthma
8.2 Bronchial Catarrh (Bronchitis, Acute and Chronic)
8.2.1 Acute Bronchitis
8.2.2 Chronic Bronchitis
8.2.3 Treatment of Bronchitis
8.3 Influenza and Influenzal Disorders
8.4 Sore Throat
8.4.1 Tonsillitis
8.4.2 Laryngitis
8.4.3 Pharyngitis
8.4.4 Treatment of Throat Pain
8.5 Pneumonia
8.6 Pleuritis
9. Cardiovascular Disease
9.1 Coronary Heart Disease
9.2 Abnormal Blood Pressure
9.2.1 Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
9.2.2 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
10. Digestive Organs
10.1 Gastric Catarrh (Gastritis)
10.2 Infections of the Pancreas (Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis)
10.3 Liver Disorders (Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Congestion, Hepatitis, Fatty Liver)
10.4 Disorders of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts
10.5 Intestinal Disorders
10.5.1 Intestinal Inflammation (Acute and Chronic Enteritis)
10.5.2 Constipation (Obstipation)
11. Locomotor System
11.1 Rheumatic Disorders
11.1.1 Acute Rheumatic Fever
11.1.2 Inflammatory Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis
11.1.3 Degenerative Rheumatoid Arthritis (Arthrosis)
11.1.4 Treatment of Rheumatic Disorders
11.2 Spinal Column Disorders
11.2.1 Spondylitis
11.2.2 Spondylosis
11.2.3 Lumbago
12. Reproductive Organs
12.1 Female Reproductive Organs
12.1.1 Menstrual Disorders, Inflammations of the Reproductive Organs
12.1.2 Climacteric Complaints
12.1.3 Sexual Malfunctions in Women
12.2 Male Reproductive Organs
12.2.1 Inflammation of the Prostate (Prostatitis)
12.2.2 Sexual Malfunctions in Men (Erectile Dysfunction)
13. Urinary Tracts
13.1 Inflammation of the Kidneys (Nephritis, Acute and Chronic)
13.2 Inflammation of the Bladder (Cystitis)
14. Nervous System
14.1 Inflammation of the Nerves (Neuritis), Neuralgia (Ischialgia)
14.1.1 Sciatica (Ischialgia)
14.2 Vegetative Dystonia
15. Venous Disorders
15.1 Varicose Veins (Varices)
16. Obesity (Adipositas, Overweight)
17. Cellulitis (Adipositas circumscripta oedematosa), Cellulite
(Dermatopanniculosis deformans)

IV. Cupping Therapy in Conventional Medicine
18. Cupping as Supportive Therapy within Conventional Medicine
18.1 It is Possible to Combine Conventional Medicine with Naturopathic Healing Methods?
18.2 How are the Terms "Disease" and "Health" Defined within Both of These Disciplines?
18.3 Why is Cupping Therapy Once Again Indicated in Modern Scientific Medicine at this Particular Point in Time?
18.4 Applications of Cupping Therapy in Conventional Medicine
18.4.1 Acute Diseases
18.4.2 Chronic Diseases
18.5 Attempting an Evaluation

V. Appendix
Index of Indications
Helpful Hints and Addresses

ISBN: 9783131486011
ISBN-10: 3131486015
Series: Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 10th September 2008
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27

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