Cupping Therapy Research


Over the past few decades, there have been an increasing number and quality of research papers in the field of Cupping therapy and presently this trend is continuing with further research on Cupping and publications in various related journals around the world.

In August 2021, it is purported that there were almost 6,000 publications on Cupping including over 600 clinical trials. While this compares poorly to research in other areas, a key problem with research on Cupping is similar to the problems with research involving any physical intervention, the difficulty with having a plausible placebo.

If you have additional publications or references that you feel would be of benefit to our visitors, please be sure to let us know!

In alphabetical order:

A Comparative Study on the Effect of Cupping Therapy Combined with Korean Medicine Treatment in Peripheral Facial Paralysis

November 2018

Abstract: Effects of Soft Tissue Mobilization With Negative Pressure Device on the Shoulder, Using MR Imaging

Abstract: The Effects of Static Versus Dynamic Myofascial Decompression on Hamstring Flexibility in a College-Aged Population: A Pilot Study

May 2017

Acupuncture and moxibustion combined with cupping for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia

August 2021

Acute Outcomes of Myofascial Decompression (Cupping Therapy) Compared to Self-Myofascial Release on Hamstring Pathology After a Single Treatment

August 2020

An Updated Review of the Efficacy of Cupping Therapy

February 28, 2012