Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
The comparison of biochemical factors in phlebotomy and wet cupping
Institute of Research on Hejamat, Tehran, Iran
The density of biochemical factors of blood in wet cupping is statistically different from phlebotomy
In summary we have cupped 40 volunteers and at the same time we sampled their venous blood. Then wet cupping and venous samples were sent to the lab for comparing blood triglyceride, cholesterol, sugar, urea, uric acid and creatinine factors.
The results show that there are significant differences between the components of blood in phlebotomy in comparison with wet cupping.
Wet cupping is generally different from phlebotomy so patients can not be advised to donate their blood instead of wet cupping just by this claim that wet cupping is an old method.