Advanced Cupping Therapy Workshop in Turkey By Ilkay Zihni Chirali on 15-16 October, 2011

Cupping Therapy by Ilkay Chirali

The following is an announcement by Ilkay Zihni Chirali, author of Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy.

Dear Cupping Therapy practitioners, 15-16 October I will be holding a 2 day cupping workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.

Florence Nightingale Hospital

For more details and to register for the workshop, contact Dr Orhon Uzel:   

Advanced Cupping Therapy Workshop
By Ilkay Zihni Chirali MBAcC–RCHM
Day 1:
Morning Session— 9 am-1 pm
General introduction — (Why Cupping Therapy?)
Safety issues: Patient/Practitioner
Cupping Research presentation (1- Effects on the ESR levels, 2-Cupping for patients with Inflammatory Complaints- Clinical and Biochemical outcomes)
11am-11.15am                                      Tea break
Introduction Demonstration and Practice of Eleven Cupping Methods
(Light-Cupping, Medium-Cupping, Strong-Cupping & Moving-Cupping Methods)
– Abdominal Cupping (Pain, flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea)
– Anaemia
– Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Lunch break
Afternoon Session—-2 pm-6 pm
Introduction, Demonstration and Practice of Eleven Cupping Methods
(Needle-Cupping, Moxa-Cupping, Light-Moving Cupping & Empty/Flash-Cupping Methods)
4pm-4.15pm                                              Tea Break
– Lung conditions: (Bronchitis, Asthma, Cough (Dry cough — with Phlegm)
– Skin conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis & Boils)
– Common colds
– Fevers
– Q & A
Morning Session— 9 am-1 pm
Introduction, Demonstration and Practice of Eleven Cupping Methods
(Bleeding-Cupping, Herbal-Cupping & Water-Cupping Methods)
11.00 am -11.15 am                                   Tea Break
11.15 am-1 pm:
-Musculoskeletal Complaints (Bi syndrome (Hot Bi-Cold Bi)
– Atrophy syndrome.
– Bach ache & Sciatica
– Sexual complaints
– Infertility
                                                            Lunch break
Afternoon Session –2pm-6pm
          Sports Injuries
          Stroke (wind stroke- Facial paralysis)
          Emotional Conditions (Feeling low- Panic attacks)
4pm-4.15pm                                 Tea Break
          Cosmetic Cupping (Breast enhancement, facelift & Cellulite)
          Miscellaneous conditions
          Q & A
More information about the Author and Organiser of the Workshop:                                                                                        
Ilkay Zihni Chirali MBAcC, RCHM
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK)
TCM Practitioner/Teacher/Author
Dip.Acupuncture 1985(Aust), Dip.Clinical Hypnosis (Aust), Dip.Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK), Cert.Paediactric Acupuncture (UK), Cert. Chinese Herbal Med (Nanjing China), Cert. Acupuncture (Nanjing China)
Acupuncture Practitioner (1985)
TCM.Teacher (Acupuncture & Cupping therapy) (1987)
Author: Cupping Therapy- Traditional Chinese Medicine (First published 1999, 2nd edition 2007) (Translated to German, Portuguese (Brazil), Czech, and French languages.)
Qualified as TCM practitioner in 1985 Melbourne Australia, where I opened my first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic. Returned to England in 1987 where I set up a clinic in SE London and still practice. As Cupping Therapy Expert, I have presented cupping therapy papers in 5 International seminars, contribute regularly to the TCM publications and held well over 50 cupping therapy teaching workshops (England, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Australia) as well appearing as an “expert” on the BBC TV (Children In Need), BBC2 TV history program (Supersize me- Elizabethan times), BBC Radio4 Today and Capital Radio programmes. I also accept final-year Acupuncture students at my clinic for clinical practice and observation.

Ilkay Zihni Chirali MBAcC, RCHM


Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy Clinic

163 Upton Road
DA6 8LY  England.             
Tel: 44-208 306 6736


Our thanks to Ilkay Zihni Chirali from England for sharing the above post. If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback on their workshops, then please do so via a comment* below.

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