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The Efficacy of Wet-Cupping in the Treatment of Tension and Migraine Headache

By |2014-03-27T13:54:56+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Abstract: Wet-cupping is an ancient medical technique still used in several contemporary societies, but little empirical study has been devoted to test its efficacy to treat tension and migraine headache. Using a pre-post research design, 70 patients with chronic tension or migraine headache were treated with wet-cupping. Three primary outcome measures were considered at the baseline and 3 months [...]

Pulsatile dry cupping in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

By |2014-03-27T13:48:23+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Introduction: Cupping is used in various traditional medicine forms to relieve pain in musculoskeletal diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cupping in relieving the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Conclusion: In this exploratory study dry cupping with a pulsatile cupping device relieved symptoms of knee OA compared to no intervention. Further studies [...]

Methods of Wet Cupping Therapy

By |2014-03-27T13:42:49+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Cupping therapy is a simple, effective and economic treatment. Cupping therapy is a formal treatment in Chinese hospitals and in some European countries. Here, we review history of wet cupping therapy and its two distinct methodologies. First method is puncturing and cupping (PC) method that includes five steps: skin demarcation, sterilization, puncturing, cupping and sterilization. Second method is [...]

Hijama (cupping): a review of the evidence

By |2014-03-27T13:33:00+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Hijama means cupping, but in Arab and Muslim culture it refers to wet cupping. At present, there is much controversy around the practice of wet cupping. To evaluate the current scientific evidence for Hijama, specifically wet cupping, we searched for relevant literature using CAM on PubMed, ACP journal club, Cochrane controlled trials register, Cochrane database of systematic reviews, [...]

Clinical research evidence of cupping therapy in China

By |2014-03-27T13:27:47+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Background: Though cupping therapy has been used in China for thousands of years, there has been no systematic summary of clinical research on it. This review is to evaluate the therapeutic effect of cupping therapy using evidence-based approach based on all available clinical studies. Methods: We included all clinical studies on cupping therapy for all kinds of [...]

Efficacy of Hijamat Bila Shurt (Dry Cupping)

By |2014-03-27T13:06:26+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Dysmenorrhoea means painful menstruation. Since ancient time, hijamat bila shurt (Dry Cupping) is a method of treatment of for this disease. Therefore, objective of this preliminary study was to evaluate the efficacy of hijamat bila shurt on intensity of pain in waje rehm by using visual analog scale of pain. [gview file="http://www.kambingkurban.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/efficacy-of-dry-cupping.pdf"]

Evaluation of the Effects of Traditional Cupping on the Biochemical, Hematological and Immunological Factors of Human Venous Blood

By |2014-03-27T12:55:38+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Since 30 yr ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) has considered the development of Traditional Medicine (TM) in order to implement the slogan "Health for all by the year 2000 A.D.". The decision was based on two foundations; first, lack of access of a great number of people (up to 80% in some countries) to primary healthcare and [...]

Bleeding and cupping

By |2014-03-27T12:42:40+00:00March 27th, 2014|Cupping|

Bleeding and cupping have been used in medicine since ancient times in the treatment of fevers and local inflammatory disorders. Local bleeding, by 'wet cupping', was effected by a scarificator or by leeches. John Hunter recommended venesection in moderation but preferred leechesfor local bleeding. Bleeding as an accepted therapeutic practice went out of vogue in the middle of the nineteenth [...]

Cupping – An Effective Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |2012-05-25T07:30:11+00:00May 25th, 2012|Cupping|

A German study published in The Journal of Pain showed that an external suction technique mainly used outside the U.S., called cupping, is effective for providing temporary relief of pain from carpal tunnel syndrome (CPS). Researchers from Immanuel Hospital Berlin randomly divided fifty-two CPS patients into treatment and control groups. The treatment group was given [...]

Does Cupping have any Benefits?

By |2012-05-25T06:51:07+00:00May 25th, 2012|Cupping|

Spiritual Benefits: From a religious perspective Hijama is a practice that has more benefits than we can logically comprehend. It was extensively recommended by the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and also has strong recommendations in Jewish Talmudic writings. By following a method of health care that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself performed and regarded as the [...]