Development of an auto-cupping double-deck medicinal cup
Zhao Wenru, Wang Xiuru, Wang Guifang, et al. (Department o f Functional
Treatment, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medicine Science , Beijing
ABSTRACT Objective To develop a new type pf medicina l cup based on
traditional medicinal cupping therapy for increasing medicinal pe netration and
convenient application. Methods An auto-cu pping double-deck medical cup was
developed, and the medicinal penetration into tissues at different cupping
pressure areas was investigated. And the medicinalcup with Chinese medicine
liquid was sealed up by plastic film and used after h eating by microwave stove.
Results The auto-cupping dou ble-deck medicinal cup could increase the
medicinal penetration into the tissue, and produce the necessary negative
pressure. The cupsealed by plastic film af ter heating by microwave stove could
produce the same warm-heat effect as boiled medicinal cup. Conclusion The
design of the cup is reson able and it can increase the medicinal penetration,
with convenient application and carrying.
KEY WORDS Medicinal Cupping Therapy; Cupping Therapy