Very early 20th century set of cupping glasses in original box and a 19th century victorian scarificator and a 18th/19th century horn handled fleam
For over 3,000 years, the practice has been typically performed unsupervised, by individuals without any medical background. Iranian traditional medicine uses wet-cupping practices, with the belief that cupping with scarification may eliminate scar tissue, and cupping without scarification would cleanse the body through the organs.Individuals with a profound interest in the practice are typically very religious and seek "purification."
There is reason to believe the practice dates from as early as 3000 BC. The ebers papyrus, written c. 1550 BC and one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, describes the egyptians' use of cupping, while mentioning similar practices employed by sarahan people's . In ancient Greece , hippocrates (c. 400 BC) used cupping for internal disease and structural problems. The method was highly recommended by Muhammad. and hence well-practiced by Muslim scientist who elaborated and developed the method further. Consecutively, this method in its multiple forms spread into medicine throughout Asian and European civilizations. In China, the earliest use of cupping that is recorded is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.). Cupping was also mentioned in maimonides' book on health and was used within the Eastern European Jewish community.
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