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Research: Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective


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. This article suggested a new update of cupping therapy classification by merging category five and six into one main category: “condition and area treated”. The name of the fourth category was changed from “materials inside cups” to “added therapy types”, and aquatic cupping was added to this category. The aim of this update is to give a precise classification of cupping therapy types.

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