Anaemia and Skin Pigmentation after Excessive Cupping Therapy by An Unqualified Therapist in Korea: A Case Report

@article{Kim2012AnaemiaAS,
  title={Anaemia and Skin Pigmentation after Excessive Cupping Therapy by An Unqualified Therapist in Korea: A Case Report},
  author={Kun-Hyung Kim and Tae-Hun Kim and Mingyoung Hwangbo and Gi young Yang},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={227 - 228}
}
A case is reported of skin pigmentation and associated anemia resulting from persistently repeated cupping therapies performed by an unqualified practitioner in South Korea. Almost 30 sessions of excessive cupping therapies with blood loss over two months yielded little benefit but led the patient to admit a hospital and receive blood transfusion for acquired iron deficiency anemia. Skin pigmentation on the cupping-attached region remained without any subjective discomfort. We suggest the… Expand
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