Cupping
By: Institute for Continuing Education

Course Description

Although it is an ancient practice, cupping has been in the public spotlight in recent years because of its popularity with Olympic and professional athletes as well as Hollywood celebrities. How does cupping work? Cupping is often called the inverse of massage; suction cups are placed on the skin and used to apply pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles outward and partway into the cup. Discoloration typically occurs when there is an injury or energetic blockage in the area. Purple circles on the body are not bruises and are not painful.

Cupping is often used to seek relief from stress, back and other pain, allergies, anxiety, muscle aches or fatigue. It is also used to remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood and energy (qi) to an area.

This course is a 6-hour foundational class that will cover the methodology and history of cupping, including benefits, contraindications and an explanation of how cupping uses the body’s largest organ (the skin) to detox and heal. The course will be part lecture, part hands-on practice. Students will cup and be cupped.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define the differences between stationary and sliding cupping
  • Explain the history of cupping
  • Identify the benefits of cupping to the skin, muscles, joints and major systems of the human body
  • Identify the contraindications to performing cupping
  • Describe how cupping works to heal and detox the body
  • Perform cupping proficiently
  • Describe how the cupping modality feels
  • Demonstrate proper care and cleaning of cups.

Course Details

  • Cupping
  • By:    Institute for Continuing Education
  • Instructor:    Eric Munn PTA, LMT
  • Total CE Hours:    6
  • Course Format:     Live In Person Seminar
  • Course Start:    01/16/2022   09:00am
  • Course End:    01/16/2022   03:00pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
  • Location State:    New Jersey
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  • Course Categories:     Chiropractic Assistants, DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Adjustive Technique  -6 CE Hours
    • Pain Management  -6 CE Hours
    • Personal Injury  -6 CE Hours
    • Sports Medicine  -6 CE Hours
    • Wellness/Supportive Care  -6 CE Hours