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How old is cupping therapy?

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Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

From: Cupping Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

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British Cupping Society: "A Brief Overview of Cupping Therapy," "Al-Hijamah Cupping Therapy."

American Cancer Society: "Cupping."

Cao, J. , February 2012. PLoS ONE

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

SOURCES:

British Cupping Society: "A Brief Overview of Cupping Therapy," "Al-Hijamah Cupping Therapy."

American Cancer Society: "Cupping."

Cao, J. , February 2012. PLoS ONE

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

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