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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in cupping?

Cupping is a practice from traditional Chinese medicine where cups are placed on the body and heated to create suction on the skin to enhance the flow of "qi."  Read more about cupping

Here is a person who was harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Photo of Odd-Inge Haagensen

Odd-Inge Haagensen

Age: 44
Oslo, Norway

Severe burns
July 23, 2008

He had a stiff neck. His doctor tried to treat this with cupping. The alcohol used in the cupping procedure caught fire, and he was burned. He will need treatment for at least a month. Read more & more

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