Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective

Tamer S. Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad

Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2018;11(3):83e87

Abstract

Cupping therapy is an ancient traditional and complementary medicine practice. Recently, there is growing evidence of its potential benefits in the treatment of pain- related diseases. This article gives an overview of cupping therapy practice. Further- more, this article suggests a new classification of cupping therapy sets, a new classifica- tion of cupping therapy adverse events, and an updated classification of cupping therapy types.

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