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Journal of Integrative Nursing ›› 2023, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (2): 155-160.doi: 10.4103/jin.jin_24_23

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Technical operation specification for cupping therapy

Yongchun WEI1, Yali WANG1, Haiyan E2, Kaiye ZHANG1, Ling TANG2   

  1. 1Department of Anorectal Medicine, Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; 2Department of Nursing, Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
  • Received:2023-03-22 Revised:2023-04-06 Accepted:2023-04-11 Online:2023-06-30 Published:2023-06-30
  • Contact: Prof. Ling TANG, Department of Nursing, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China. E-mail:


Cupping, as one of the characteristic therapies of traditional Chinese medicine, has been applied for more than 2000 years and has a unique curative effect in clinic. With the evolution of the times, the types and operation techniques of cupping method are also iterating. In the process of its inheritance and development, cupping technology is also known by more and more people. Starting from the development and efficacy of cupping method, this paper introduces the clinical operation steps and precautions of cupping method in detail, and lists the representative diseases such as lumbar muscle strain, herpes zoster, and ankylosing spondylitis, to provide reference for clinical application.


Key words: Cupping, nursing technology, operating procedures, traditional Chinese medicine