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Investigation of wet cupping therapy’s effect on oxidative stress based on biochemical parameters

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Investigation of wet cupping therapy’s effect on oxidative stress based on biochemical parameters

Investigation of wet cupping therapy’s effect on oxidative stress based on biochemical parameters

Authors

Suleyman Ersoy, Eyup Altinoz, Ali Ramazan Benli, Mehmet Erman Erdemli, Zeynep Aksungur, Harika Gozukara Bag, Velittin Selcuk Engin

Publication date

2019/9/1

Journal

European Journal of Integrative Medicine

Volume

30

Pages

100946

Publisher

Urban & Fischer

Description

Introduction

Wet cupping therapy is one of the main applications which has been used in the Unani medicine system. Current literature explaining how this traditional treatment method works is still limited. The aim of this study was to investigate whether wet cupping therapy could affect reactive oxygen species and antioxidant levels.

Methods

This was a single arm pre and posttest intervention study conducted in Karabuk University Teaching and Research Hospital (KUTRH) between 1st January and 1st May 2018. Twenty-four participants were included. Wet Cupping Therapy was applied to all individuals once every month for three months. Venous blood samples were collected before the first (Venous1) and after the last application (Venous 2) and cupping blood samples were collected during the first and last applications. Malondialdehyde (MAD) and total oxidant status (TOS) which both indicate oxidation …

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Investigation of wet cupping therapy’s effect on oxidative stress based on biochemical parameters

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