A Quality Model to Select Patients in Cupping Therapy Clinics: A New Tool for Ensuring Safety in Clinical Practice

Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Tamer Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad Cupping therapy is a popular treatment in various countries and regions, including Saudi Arabia. Cupping therapy is regulated in Saudi Arabia by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Ministry of Health. The authors recommend that this quality model for selecting patients in cupping clinics – first version (QMSPCC-1) – be used routinely as part of clinical practice and quality management in cupping clinics. The aim of the quality model is to ensure the safety of patients and to introduce and facilitate quality and auditing processes in cupping therapy clinics. Clinical evaluation of this tool is recommended. Continued development, re-evaluation and reassessment of this tool are important.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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