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International Journal of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

A comparison of the some components in blood before and after cupping therapy


Iqbal Hanash Dhefer


Cupping therapy (Hejamat) is a traditional medical therapeutic procedure that is still practiced in many societies today. This study aimed to examine the biochemical, immunological, and hematological features of cupping and venous blood The goal of the current study was to determine how cupping therapy affected the levels of serum lipids. and biochemical, immunological, and hematological parameters to be compared. Fifty men (30 to 50 years old), who had hyperlipidemia but had not taken antihyperlipidemic medication or consumed a high-energy diet during the research were cupping. Each volunteer provided a 16 mL venous blood sample at the start of the trial. The volunteers were subsequently given cupping therapy and determined before cupping and then for two weeks after cupping. The Selectra auto analyzer was used to assess biochemical variables; the KX21 cell counter was used to assess hematological components; and the Western green method was used to assess sedimentation rate. A sensitive sandwich ELISA kit was used to measure cytokines. While there were no significant variations in the serum concentrations of HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, patients with hyperlipidemia who underwent cupping showed a significantly increased (p≤0.001) level of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in comparison to before cupping. The results indicated that some changes had taken place in the instances following cupping, leading us to conclude that this pain relief was only temporary and that cupping should not be used as the sole form of treatment. However, if done improperly, cupping can have adverse effects.

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How to cite this article:
Iqbal Hanash Dhefer. A comparison of the some components in blood before and after cupping therapy. Int. J. Mol. Biol. Biochem. 2023;5(1):71-75. DOI: 10.33545/26646501.2023.v5.i1a.42
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