Cupping and moxibustion are healing techniques employed across the diverse traditions of acupuncture and oriental medicine for over 2,000 years...

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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( William Collinge, PhD, MPH (Collinge & Associates); Tracee Rae Abrams, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Julie Conquer, PhD (RGB Consulting); Dana A. Hackman, BS (Northeastern University); Catherine DeFranco Kirkwood, MPH, CCCJS-MAC (MD Anderson Cancer Center); Lisa Scully, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Shaina Tanguay-Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Denise Wong, PharmD (Northeastern University).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Li Y, Liang FR, Yu SG, et al. Efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating Bell's palsy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial in China. Chin Med J (Engl ) 2004;117(10):1502-1506.

Chen K, Jiang Y, Wen H. [Clinical study on treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by radio- and chemotherapy with supplementary moxibustion on Shenque point]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 2000;20(10):733-735.

Wang G, Qu F. Treatment of 482 cases of cervical spondylopathy by combining point-injection and needle-warming via moxibustion. J Tradit Chin Med 2001;21(1):31-33.

Yang C, Yan H. Observation of the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion in 62 cases of chronic colitis. J Tradit Chin Med 1999;19(2):111-114.

Joos S, Brinkhaus B, Maluche C, et al. Acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of active Crohn's disease: a randomized controlled study. Digestion 2004;69(3):131-139.

Kanakura Y, Niwa K, Kometani K, et al. Effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for lymphedema following intrapelvic lymph node dissection: a preliminary report. Am J Chin Med 2002;30(1):37-43.

Wang GM. [Treatment for 87 cases of peripheral facial paralysis with the integration of TCM and Western medicine and the use of herbs and acupuncture & moxibustion]. Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2003;12(4):304-306.

Cardini F, Lombardo P, Regalia AL, et al. A randomised controlled trial of moxibustion for breech presentation. BJOG 2005;112(6):743-747.

Neri I, Airola G, Contu G, et al. Acupuncture plus moxibustion to resolve breech presentation: a randomized controlled study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2004;15(4):247-252.

Moon SK, Whang YK, Park SU, et al. Antispastic effect of electroacupuncture and moxibustion in stroke patients. Am J Chin Med 2003;31(3):467-474.

Lin X, Wu J, Du J. [Study on effect of spine surgery on gastric function and its efficacy of relevant treatments]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 2000;20(11):834-836.

Long X, Chang Q, Shou Q. Clinical observation on 46 cases of infantile repeated respiratory tract infection treated by mild-moxibustion over acupoints on back. J Tradit Chin Med 2001;21(1):23-26.

Zhou W. Acute lymphangitis treated by moxibustion with garlic in 118 cases. J Tradit Chin Med 2003;23(3):198.

Wu C, Wang Z, Ye X, et al. Fifty cases of gastroptosis treated by moxibustion therapy. J Tradit Chin Med 2000;20(1):42-43.

Vas J, Perea-Milla E, Mendez C. Acupuncture and moxibustion as an adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee--a large case series. Acupunct Med 2004;22(1):23-28.

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