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Alternative medicine: An update on cupping therapy

OPEN QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians | 16 Nov 2014

B Chen, MY Li, PD Liu, Y Guo and ZL Chen
Abstract
To know the research progress of cupping therapy all over the world,the authors analyze the research of cupping therapy in recent 5 years,it indicates cupping therapy can be applied on extensive curable disease,but has poor clinical evidence. Some improvements on the mechanism research of cupping therapy have been made,but it needs further research. The adverse events of cupping therapy attract attention. The standardization of cupping therapy has emerged.
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Gua Sha, Fire cupping, Ayurveda, Evidence-based medicine, Alternative medicine, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine, Medicine
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