Private practice, Colorado Springs, CO
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCLA-San Fernando Program, Sylmar, CA
(Received 8 April 1996; accepted 8 May 1996)
Physical abuse and child abuse can manifest themselves as many different appearances. However, there are some cultural practices of Oriental medicine that may mimic physical and/or child abuse. This paper will discuss the practice of skin scraping, cupping, and moxibustion, which has been misdiagnosed as physical/child abuse by unfamiliar examiners.
Paper ID: JFS14075J