Cupping Research Paper

900 Words4 Pages
Cupping therapy is one of the therapeutic methods used in traditional medicine. Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow to promote healing. (1)
One of the oldest medical books in the world. It describes in 1,550 B. C. That Egyptians,Archaeologists in China cupping andHippocrates in ancient Greece, (c. 401 B. C.) used ofCupping for internal disease and structural problems. This method in multiple forms spread into medicine in Asian and European civilizations (2).
The cupping technique involves creating a small area of low air pressure to the skin. However, there are variety in the tools used, the method of creating the low pressure, and the procedures followed during the treatment. The cups can be of various shapes including balls or
…show more content…
VZV usually persists without appearance of symptoms and signs in the dorsal root ganglia of patients who has had chickenpox, reactivating from its dormant state in about 25% of people to travel along the sensory nerve fibers and cause vesicles in the dermatome supplied by the nerve. The common clinical symptoms of herpes zoster starts with a mild-to-moderate burning or tingling in or under the skin of a surface, associated by fever, chills, headache and general malaise. The pain associated with shingles varies in intensity from mild to severe, the lesions usually begin to dry 3–5 days after appearing. Total duration of the manifestations is generally between seven to ten days, and the most common complication associated with herpes zoster is the development of post herpetic neuralgia…show more content…
Some studies showed that the infection rate of herpes zoster and the severity of the pain were relative with age, and old aged patients more common relapse herpes zoster due to low immunity and their treatment would be pain killer, tricyclic antidepressants and anti-viral drugs.
In United States, frequency increased with time,Family history is a risk factor for herpes zoster has been described. This risk was higher in patients with multiple blood relatives with herpes zoster compared with those with a single blood relative with herpes zoster (10).
A study from Iceland illustrated variations in risk of PHN associated with different age groups, Patients older than 60 years described severe pain and more exposed to develop PHN, but Post herpetic neuralgia is not fatal.
The relationship between greater age and PHN is strong. At age 60 years, approximately 60% of patients with vesicles develop PHN, and at age 70 years, 75% develop PHN(11).
According to the above mentioned studies, there is a need to conduct the current study to identify the clinical effects of cupping on patients with
Open Document