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Cupping therapy – what nonsense?

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Posted 11 September 2013

A consumer lodged a consumer complaint against Dr Maroula Lambis’s print advertising appearing in the Cape Times during July 2013.

DrMaroulaLambisThe advertisement provides a quick description of what the practice of “cupping therapy” entails, and explains that this, inter alia, “improve[es] circulation by removing toxins, congestion and inflammation … brings nutrient rich blood to the affected area, facilitating the body’s healing process”.

It also specifically lists the following conditions under the heading “Cupping Therapy”: “Joint pain • Muscular tension • Sports injuries • Colds, flu, asthma • Anxiety, stress • Detoxification • Headache, sinusitis • Migraine • IBS, indigestion”

The complainant submitted that there is little evidence that dry-cupping (the procedure advertised) has any efficacy in treating any symptoms.

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