To know the research progress of cupping therapy all over the world, the authors analyze the research of cupping therapy in recent 5 years. It indicates that cupping therapy can be applied to extensive curable disease, but has poor clinical evidence. Some improvements in the mechanism research of cupping therapy have been made, but it needs further research. The adverse events of cupping therapy attract attention. The standardization of cupping therapy has emerged.

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Chen B et al. Alternative medicine: an update on cupping therapy. QJM. 2015 Jul;108(7):523-5. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcu227.

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