Wet-cupping removes oxidants and decreases oxidative stress


Tagil S. M. , Celik H. T. , Ciftci S., Kazanci F. H. , Arslan M., Erdamar N., ...More

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE, vol.22, no.6, pp.1032-1036, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.10.008
  • Title of Journal : COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1032-1036
  • Keywords: Wet-cupping, Antioxidant, Malondialdehyde Superoxide dismutase, THERAPY, TRIAL

Abstract

Objectives: Wet-cupping therapy is one of the oldest known medical techniques. Although it is widely used in various conditions such as acute \ chronic inflammation, infectious diseases, and immune system disorders, its mechanism of action is not fully known. In this study, we investigated the oxidative status as the first step to elucidate possible mechanisms of action of wet cupping.