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Classification of Cupping Therapy: A Tool for Modernization and Standardization


Cupping research 

Classification of Cupping Therapy: A Tool for Modernization and Standardization

 Abdullah Mohammed Al-Bedah1, Tamer Shaban Aboushanab2*, Meshari Saleh Alqaed2, Naseem Akhtar Qureshi2, Imen Suhaibani2, Gazzaffi Ibrahim2 and Mohammed Khalil2

Abstract
Cupping therapy is one of the oldest healing methods and practiced by ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks. There are many types of cupping therapy and recently, practitioners and researchers have added more types to the practice of cupping. This research aimed to classify types of cupping to help in modernization and standardization of cupping therapy. This proposed classification of cupping therapy that might guide researchers stay organized, help them to differentiate and compare various types, raise their knowledge of cupping and precisely clarify cupping types terms  and methods related to research in future. The proposed classification of cupping into six main categories will also help the field of cupping therapy in uniform training of concerned therapists.

Keywords :

Cupping therapy; classification; cupping research; training; standardization; modernization.

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