Cupping Shaman

African medicine men cupping

Examples of cupping used long ago in other cultures. Here we see two depictions of an African medicine man or shaman applying the technique of cupping to a patient (using animal horns), which involves drawing blood to the surface of the body. On the left is Reference:21338i, the right is Watercolour Reference:21381i. Both images accessed at the Wellcome Institute Library.

Leave a Reply