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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.10.008
  • Journal Name: COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1032-1036
  • Keywords: Wet-cupping, Antioxidant, Malondialdehyde Superoxide dismutase, THERAPY, TRIAL
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

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.