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Foundation in Acupuncture

Disclaimer and Warning Notice

The techniques demonstrated in this course may only ever be performed by a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

Taking this course does not grant you any form of license to practice manual therapy. Do not practice any form of manual therapy unless it falls within your professional scope of practice.

Depending on where you practice, you may be required by law to meet certain criteria for practicing manual therapy, even if you are a qualified medical or healthcare practitioner.

If you are not sure about the laws and regulations governing the practice of manual therapy in your area, you must make the necessary enquiries to ensure that you meet any and all requirements that may be in place.

If you are unsure, please contact your professional organization or licensing board.


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How to Complete This Course

1.  View the video tutorials in the video player above in the order they are listed (where applicable).

2.  Study the course workbook in your own time, in tandem with the video classes, or as directed. 

3.  Review all of the course material several times to ensure understanding.  You will be examined on all course material.

4.  Complete the course exam. 

5.  On passing the course exam you will receive an email with your certificate which you may download and print. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the Historical and Cultural Significance: Recognize the ancient origins and the cultural backdrop of fire cupping within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
  2. Grasp the 7 Essentials of Cupping: Delve deep into the foundational principles and techniques that form the core of fire cupping, ensuring a comprehensive understanding and mastery of:
  3. Appreciate the Therapeutic Benefits: Identify the physiological and therapeutic effects of fire cupping, including its role in stimulating circulation, promoting relaxation, and aiding in detoxification.
  4. Master Safety Protocols: Implement stringent safety measures and protocols pertinent to fire cupping, ensuring both the client's and the therapist's well-being.
  5. Effectively Use Cupping Equipment: Demonstrate proficiency in selecting, preparing, and maintaining fire cupping tools and equipment.
  6. Execute Fire Cupping Techniques: Apply fire cupping techniques accurately and safely, with a thorough understanding of the depth, duration, and methods of cup placement.
  7. Identify Key Application Points: Locate and understand the significance of specific points on the body for fire cupping, optimizing its therapeutic impact.
  8. Differentiate Fire Cupping from Other Methods: Distinguish between fire cupping and other TCM modalities or contemporary cupping techniques, emphasizing its unique benefits and applications.
  9. Engage in Clinical Reasoning: Use a methodical approach to decide when and how to use fire cupping based on individual client needs, presenting symptoms, and contraindications.
  10. Incorporate Complementary Techniques: Integrate fire cupping with other TCM practices or holistic treatments for a comprehensive therapeutic regimen.
  11. Acknowledge Legal and Ethical Considerations: Operate within the legal boundaries and ethical guidelines related to fire cupping, ensuring it falls within the scope of practice and is performed with utmost professionalism.
  12. Promote Client Education: Effectively communicate the potential benefits, risks, and aftercare procedures related to fire cupping to clients, fostering an environment of trust and understanding.

By the end of the "TCM Fire Cupping" course, participants should be equipped with a robust understanding of the intricate essentials of fire cupping, preparing them to incorporate this revered TCM technique into their therapeutic repertoire.

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Research and Articles

What exactly is cupping? Harvard Health (2020)
Effectiveness of Fire Cupping (Hijamah Nariya)versus dry warm Fomentation (Takmeed Yabis)in Chronic Neck Pain - A RandomizedControl Trial (2019) PDF Download
The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action (2018)

Course Assessment

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