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Instructor: Aaron Mittica, L.Ac., Dipl.
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $205
CE Hours: 8

The objective of Advanced Cupping:  Upper Extremity Joints is to educate the practitioner on the four major upper extremity joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and finger) and how cupping can alleviate symptoms.  Each joint will be discussed in detail, focusing on traumatic injuries, joint anatomy, overuse injuries, and pain of unknown origin.  The shoulder will be broken down into two distinct areas, the deltoid area and the scapular area.  It is such a complex joint that each area needs its own attention.  Each pain pattern will have cupping suggestions and each joint will have protocols for general pain.  The practitioner should leave the seminar with greater confidence in understanding each joint along with how to treat from a maintenance, acute pain, and postoperative view point. The practitioner should be able to talk to potential clients more confidently.  The practitioner will also be given cheat sheets for which muscles cause grip issues and radiating pain.


  • Overview of each joint in function and potential problems.
  • How to add cupping as a treatment for upper extremity joints.
  • Attendees will have four separate practice sessions; one for each joint area.
  • Anatomy will be reinforced as a reminder about specific locations for cupping

What to bring:

  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Set of sheets
  • Set of cups
  • Preferred cupping balm


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