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Cupping kit, Japan, 1981-1990
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Title
Cupping kit, Japan, 1981-1990
Box containing three graded cupping glasses
Work Type
Asian Medicine
Date
1980-1990
Location
Japan
Material
chromium plated; cork; glass; paper (fibre product); plastic; rubber; steel (metal); textile; wood
Description
Cupping kit, consisting of box containing three graded cupping glasses, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, Japan, 1980-90 from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996.; Dry cupping is used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. It stimulates the flow of the energy known as qi in the body. A good flow of qi is essential for wellbeing and health. The glass cups are placed on the skin. A pump sucks out the air, creating a vacuum. Acupuncture and moxibustion also stimulate qi. ; Cupping has been used in different cultures. Until the mid-1800s, it was commonly used in Europe as a method of blood letting known as wet cupping. In wet cupping, the cupping glasses drew the blood from the skin after it had been cut. Blood letting died out when humoural understanding of the body declined. Dry cupping is still a popular practice.; A cupping kit with three different sized cupping glasses. Cupping sets are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate the flow of qi energy. The glass cup is placed on the skin and then air is drawn out with the metal pump.; A cupping kit with three different sized cupping glasses. Cupping sets are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate the flow of qi energy. The glass cup is placed on the skin and then air is drawn out with the metal pump.
ID Number
co8018091
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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