Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
The effect of cupping (hejamat) on blood biochemical and immunological parameters
Ranaei-siadat S.O.1, Kheirandish h.2, Niasari3, Adibi Z.4, Agin K.5, Barshan Tashnizi M.4
1IPBS (CNRS), Toulouse, Cedex, France 2Institute of Research on The Hejamat, Tehran, IRAN 3tehran medical school, tehran, IRAN 4Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 5University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran
Cupping is a traditional method of treatment in which a jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through the negative pressure created. Cupping is a therapeutic process of removing unclean blood from the body. There are many case reports witch cupping can affects a large group of blood related disorders. The aim of this research is achieving of relation between some blood parameters and wet cupping.
Statistical samples were selected from the young health male (20-27 years old) and the parameters were tested before cupping and five times after cupping (one time per month). Data was analyzed by SPSS software.
Some blood parameters including IgA, IgG, IgM, C3, C4, Alb, TSH, T3UP, T3, T4, ALK, P, Ca, CREAT, SGPT, SGOT, LDL, HDL, TG, CHOL, UA, BUN, FBS, MCV, MCH, MCHC, WBC, EOS, MONO, LYMBP, POLY, Hb, and HCT were tested. The significant changes were observed only in Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and FBS.
Interestingly our results showed that cupping can regulate some blood parameters such as Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and FBS.