Journal Published Online: 01 January 1997
Volume 42, Issue 1

Skin Scraping, Cupping, and Moxibustion That May Mimic Physical Abuse



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.

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Look, KM
, Colorado Springs, CO
Look, RM
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCLA-San Fernando Program, Sylmar, CA
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Stock #: JFS14075J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14075J