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Continue or stop applying wet cupping therapy (al-hijamah) in migraine headache: A randomized controlled trial

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Continue or stop applying wet cupping therapy (al-hijamah) in migraine headache: A randomized controlled trial

Continue or stop applying wet cupping therapy (al-hijamah) in migraine headache: A randomized controlled trial

Authors

Suleyman Ersoy, Ali Ramazan Benli

Publication date

2019/10/18

Journal

Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Pages

101065

Publisher

Churchill Livingstone

Description

Background

and purpose: Although wet cupping therapy (WCT) is currently in use, clinical investigations of its efficiency are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term effects of WCT on headache and disability associated with migraine.

Materials and methods

This was an open-label trial conducted at Karabuk University Training and Research Hospital between May 2016 and January 2018. WCT was applied once a month to migraine patients. At the end of 3 months, patients were randomized into two groups using block randomization method. Control group (Group 1) consisted of 53 patients and the intervention group (Group 2) 56 patients. Evaluation was performed to both groups before treatment and at the 6th and 12th months using the migraine disability assessment (MIDAS).

Results

Group 1 received three sessions, whereas Group 2 continued treatment for 12 months. Visual analog …

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Continue or stop applying wet cupping therapy (al-hijamah) in migraine headache: A randomized controlled trial

S Ersoy, AR Benli - Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 2019

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