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[Development of lipoma following a single cupping massage – a case report].

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[Development of lipoma following a single cupping massage – a case report].

Forsch Komplementmed. 2012;19(4):202-5

Authors: Schumann S, Lauche R, Hohmann C, Zirbes T, Dobos G, Saha FJ

BACKGROUND: The cupping massage is a form of bloodless cupping. This type of cupping is particularly used to treat muscular tension and musculoskeletal pain, such as chronic neck pain; however the data records on mechanisms and potential side effects are not satisfactory.
CASE REPORT: In a study on the effectiveness of cupping massage in patients with chronic neck pain, one patient showed a formation of a lipoma in the cupping area after the first treatment session.
CONCLUSION: Because of the short time interval between therapy and development of the lipoma, a primary cause is not realistic. This adverse event has not been described in the literature before, and the present report describes the case in summary.

PMID: 22964987 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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