Volume : VII, Issue : II, February - 2018

EFFECTIVENESS OF TRADITIONAL CUPPING THERAPY: AN OBSERVATION

Dr Izharul Hasan

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Cupping therapy has been used since antiquity in the treatment of various diseases. In this study, it was observed effect of traditional cupping therapy on sciatica, menopausal syndrome, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and post stroke rehabilitation cases. The aim of this observational study was to test the efficacy of traditional cupping treatment in patients with above cases. These assigned patients treated with cupping therapy showed significant improvements in their symptoms in all cases, a significant decline in pain ratings already on the day after cupping in case of sciatica and improved physical functioning as well as the physical component score. Application of traditional cupping might be effective in the treatment of sciatica, menopausal syndrome, IBS and post stroke rehabilitation cases.

KEYWORDS: Cupping therapy, Sciatica, IBS, menopausal syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Cupping Therapy (CT) is an ancient form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that has been practiced in most cultures for many conditions such as high blood pressure, infections, pains, mental disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, heart diseases and a variety of circularly diseases, and skin disorders [1,2]. CT is done by creating a negative pressure inside cups either by suction or fire, which are applied to the affected skin area [3]. There are various types of cupping therapy, which include dry cupping, flash cupping, moving or massage cupping, wet cupping, and medicinal cupping [4].

METHODOLOGY

Four diagnosed cases were identified and selected for observation. One case of them sciatica, one of menopausal syndrome, one of IBS and one of post stroke rehabilitation respectively. In this study, the observation was done 2 times before giving therapy, and then observed again after giving therapy.

DISCUSSION

Case 1: A female patient aged 38 had chronic pain from her lower back and both legs since 5 months. She had suffered pain, then severe pain and could not walk or lie down. The affected areas were the lower lumbar, sacral area, hips, both legs through the thigh, lower legs and feet.

Diagnosis was made Sciatica by physical examination on basis of posture, range of motion, and physical condition, noting movements that cause pain.

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Dr Izharul Hasan, EFFECTIVENESS OF TRADITIONAL CUPPING THERAPY: AN OBSERVATION, PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-2 | February-2018


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