Cupping Therapy : Admission, Courses, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam & Career

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Cupping Therapy is a popular form of alternative medicine. The cupping therapist puts special cups made out of various substances such as glass, bamboo, earthenware, or silicon on the patient’s skin till it creates suction. It helps in relieving pain, inflammation and helps in the regulation of blood flow and body relaxation.

Jan 31
Mauryarajsinh Gohil
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Cupping Therapy is a popular form of alternative medicine. It is a certificate course that doesn’t require a prerequisite of class 12th science stream. This course can be done within ranges from a few hours to some months. You can get different levels of certification courses based on your needs from basic to advanced level. Many online platforms provide these certifications at zero fees also. By taking an online certification program one gets unlimited access to knowledge. There are a few institutes that offer this course on an offline basis too, but it is commonly found that the online course is more preferred among today’s youth. Common learning platforms which provide online certification to this course are Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn which are available for free in the starting free month trial. After completing these course(s), the common job opportunities are Cupping Therapist, Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, etc. And the average salary ranges between INR 3.5 - 4 LPA.

Advantages of Cupping Therapy:

Another kind of therapy that is a very popular type of alternative medicine is Cupping Therapy. In this, the therapist puts special cups made out of various substances such as glass, bamboo, earthenware, or silicon on the patient’s skin till it creates suction. It helps with relieving pain, inflammation and helps in the regulation of blood flow, body relaxation. It is not a new concept as it was part of many ancient traditions of countries including China, Egypt, and a few Middle Eastern countries.

Eligibility Criteria to get Admission In a Cupping Therapy Course:

  • Should have completed higher secondary education.
  • Someone who has a medical degree can also pursue cupping therapy courses to learn an ancient alternate medical technique(s).
  • For diploma and PG Diploma in cupping one should have passed 12th grade.
  • Graduation is required to be eligible for a Masters’ Diploma in Cupping Therapy Courses.

Types of Cupping Therapy Courses:

The most common types of offered courses in cupping therapy are listed below:

Certificate Programs: Under this program after the training process certificate is being issued by training and certification institutes. Along with these offline institutes, there are offline institutes also which offer online certification programs like Udemy, Internshala, etc.

Diploma and PG Diploma: These courses are considered as one of the highest courses in cupping therapy. These courses are provided by many institutes via offline/online mode.

Graduation in Cupping Therapy: For this program one needs to complete their higher secondary education.

Master’s in Cupping Therapy: To pursue this course one needs to complete their bachelor’s in cupping therapy.

Job Scope After Completing Cupping Therapy:

Some of the most preferred job scopes after completing the cupping therapy course are listed below:

Massage Therapists: Under this various cupping therapy, an acupressure technique for doing massage to treat the pain of joints, shoulders, hands, waists of a person.

Starting Salary: INR 2.2 LPA

Physical Therapists: Under this therapy, various types of manual therapy techniques help to treat the pain of muscle and joint problems.

Starting Salary: INR 8.5 LPA

Acupuncturist: Under this therapy treatment various physical and psychological issues like hypertension or anxiety. They consult with patients about their symptoms, diagnose the issue and treat it using acupuncture needles and other tools.

Starting Salary: INR 9.04 LPA

Key Highlights of Cupping Therapy Course:

Available Courses

Certification course as under this course students is taught about various massage and pain relief techniques through cupping therapy.

Diploma and PG Diploma: Under this course, one is taught about a description of various cupping therapies are provided for job and employment purposes

Certification course ranges from a few days to 6 months

Diploma and PG Diploma: This course duration ranges from 1-2 years

Average Fees
For certification, course fee ranges from INR 20,000- 40,000

For diploma and PG, diploma fee ranges from INR 6,000-30,000

Top job profile

Acupuncturist, Massage therapist, Physiotherapists, Teacher/Tutor, Professionals

Top recruiting areas

Clinics, Hospitals, Massage centers and Government/Private nursing homes

Average salary
After certification course: INR 3-5 LPA

After diploma and PG diploma course:INR 4-6 LPA

Places that offer Cupping Certification Course On Offline Mode: 

  • All India Hijama Health Care (Cupping therapy), New Delhi
  • Doctor Hijama- Cupping Therapy, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Hijama House, Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University

Places that offer Cupping Certification Course On Online Mode:

  • Udemy
  • Skillshare
  • Center of Excellence
  • Internshala

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