What Does the Research Show?
There haven’t been many scientific studies on cupping, however one report, published in 2015 in the Journal of Traditional and Complamentary Medicine notes that it could help with acne, herpes zoster, and pain management.
Similar findings were observed from a 2012 report, published in PLoS One. Australian and Chinese researchers reviewed 135 studies on cupping. They concluded that cupping therapy may be effective when people also get other treatments, such as acupuncture or medications, for various diseases and conditions such as:
- Herpes Zoster
- Facial paralysis
- Cervical Spondylosis