Cupping kit, Japan, 1981-1990

Made:
1980-1990 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Box containing three graded cupping glasses, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, Japan, 1980-1990, from the surgery of a
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Box containing three graded cupping glasses, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, Japan, 1980-1990, from the surgery of a
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

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.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2002-478
Materials:
chromium plated, cork, glass, paper (fibre product), plastic, rubber, steel (metal), textile and wood
Measurements:
overall (box open): 195 mm x 230 mm x 170 mm, 0.578 kg
overall (box closed): 76 mm x 230 mm x 160 mm, 0.578 kg
type:
cupping set and therapeutics (phlebotomy)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Kelley, R.

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