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What should you ask your doctor before cupping therapy?

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Talk with your doctor before you start cupping or any other type of alternative or complementary medicine. And talk extensively with your cupping therapist, too, before you try it. Ask:

  • What conditions do they use cupping for?
  • What is your training?
  • What is your experience in using it?
  • Am I already getting the standard treatments for my condition?
  • Are there reasons I should not get cupping?

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 2, 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 2, 2018

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