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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 467014, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep035
Review Article

Cupping for Treating Pain: A Systematic Review

1Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
2College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, Exeter, UK
4College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Hospital, Sanbon, Republic of Korea

Received 14 November 2008; Accepted 7 April 2009

Copyright © 2011 Jong-In Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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