Artículos de evidencia científica

Wet-cupping induces anti-inflammatory action in response to vigorous exercise among martial arts athletes: A pilot study.

Ekrami N, Ahmadian M, Nourshahi M, Shakouri G H.Complement Ther Med. 2021 Jan;56:102611. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102611. Epub 2020 Nov 5.PMID: 33197676

METHODS: Twenty-one male karate athletes voluntarily participated in this study and were randomly divided into 3 groups: vigorous exercise (VE, n = 7), cupping (CT, n = 7) and cupping plus vigorous exercise (VECT, n = 7). Participants in exercise groups performed an …

Cupping for Patients With Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Cramer H, Klose P, Teut M, Rotter G, Ortiz M, Anheyer D, Linde K, Brinkhaus B.J Pain. 2020 Sep-Oct;21(9-10):943-956. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2020.01.002. Epub 2020 Jan 23.PMID: 31982686 Review.

There is a growing interest in nonpharmacological pain treatment options such as cupping. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of cupping in chronic pain. …Adverse events were more frequent among patients treated with cupping comp …

Dry Cupping, Ischemic Compression, or Their Combination for the Treatment of Trigger Points: A Pilot Randomized Trial.

Nasb M, Qun X, Ruckmal Withanage C, Lingfeng X, Hong C.J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Jan;26(1):44-50. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0231. Epub 2019 Oct 3.PMID: 31580695 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Although no significant difference was detected between ischemic compression (IC) and dry cupping, the combination approach showed significantly higher and faster improvement (p < 0.05). Conclusions: It is feasible to conduct a main RCT. Both IC and dry cupping m

Cupping therapy for patients with chronic urticaria: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Xiao XJ, Zhang LX, Shi YZ, Yao JP, Cao W, Liu Y, Zou ZH, Zhou SY, Chen ML, Li CX, Zheng QH, Li Y.J Integr Med. 2020 Jul;18(4):303-312. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2020.05.004. Epub 2020 May 28.PMID: 32534938 Free article. Review.

OBJECTIVE: This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cupping therapy in patients with CU. SEARCH STRATEGY: The search strategy looked for the presence of related keywords, such as «chronic urticaria» and «cupping therapy,» in the title and abstrac …

Single Cupping Thearpy Session Improves Pain, Sleep, and Disability in Patients with Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain.

Volpato MP, Breda ICA, de Carvalho RC, de Castro Moura C, Ferreira LL, Silva ML, Silva JRT.J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2020 Apr;13(2):48-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2019.11.004. Epub 2019 Nov 21.PMID: 31760207 Free article.

The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic low back pain would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local …

Dry cupping for musculoskeletal pain and range of motion: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Wood S, Fryer G, Tan LLF, Cleary C.J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2020 Oct;24(4):503-518. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.06.024. Epub 2020 Jul 30.PMID: 33218554 Review.

OBJECTIVES: This review evaluated the efficacy and safety of western dry cupping methods for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and reduced range of motion. …Moderate-quality evidence suggested that dry cupping improved functional status for chronic neck pain ( …

Dry Cupping Therapy for Improving Nonspecific Neck Pain and Subcutaneous Hemodynamics.

Stephens SL, Selkow NM, Hoffman NL.J Athl Train. 2020 Jul 1;55(7):682-690. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-236-19.PMID: 32556324

OBJECTIVE: To determine if dry cupping therapy decreased pain and increased subcutaneous blood flow compared with sham cupping and control conditions. …The sham cupping intervention followed the same procedures as the dry cupping intervention except …

Continue or stop applying wet cupping therapy (al-hijamah) in migraine headache:A randomized controlled trial.

Ersoy S, Benli AR.Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 Feb;38:101065. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.101065. Epub 2019 Oct 18.PMID: 31668556 Clinical Trial.

BACKGROUND: and purpose: Although wet cupping therapy (WCT) is currently in use, clinical investigations of its efficiency are scarce. …

Reconstruction of lymphatic vessels in the mouse tail after cupping therapy.

Meng FW, Gao ZL, Li L, Jie LL, Yang PF, Liang Z, Gao YW, Liu WH.Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2020;79(1):98-104. doi: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0044. Epub 2019 Apr 17.PMID: 30993665

RESULTS: On day 1 after cupping therapy, the CD34+ and LYVE-1+ cell densities were significantly increased, and the formed CD34+LYVE-1+ tubular structure started to express PROX1. This was followed by a decrease in both the CD34+ and LYVE-1+ stem cell densities to basal le …

Effect of Pressures and Durations of Cupping Therapy on Skin Blood Flow Responses.

Wang X, Zhang X, Elliott J, Liao F, Tao J, Jan YK.Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020 Dec 8;8:608509. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.608509. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33425873 Free PMC article.

Cupping therapy has been widely used in treating musculoskeletal impairments. …Skin blood flow after cupping therapy was expressed as a ratio of skin blood flow before cupping therapy. …

Influence of quantified dry cupping on soft tissue compliance in athletes with myofascial pain syndrome.

Chiu YC, Manousakas I, Kuo SM, Shiao JW, Chen CL.PLoS One. 2020 Nov 19;15(11):e0242371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242371. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33211769 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

PURPOSE: This study aimed to develop a quantitative dry cupping system that can monitor negative pressure attenuation and soft tissue pull-up during cupping to quantify soft tissue compliance. …All participants received cupping with a negative pressure of 4 …

Using elastographic ultrasound to assess the effect of cupping size of cupping therapy on stiffness of triceps muscle.

Jan YK, Hou X, He X, Guo C, Jain S, Bleakney A.Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Oct 15. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001625. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33065576

OBJECTIVE: Cupping therapy may reduce muscle stiffness for managing fatigue. However, there is no scientific evidence showing changes of muscle stiffness after cupping therapy. Furthermore, it is unclear whether the cup size of cupping therapy affects the cha …

Using laser Doppler flowmetry with wavelet analysis to study skin blood flow regulations after cupping therapy.

Hou X, He X, Zhang X, Liao F, Hung YJ, Jan YK.Skin Res Technol. 2020 Oct 22. doi: 10.1111/srt.12970. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33089947

RESULTS: The wavelet amplitudes of metabolic and cardiac controls after cupping therapy were higher than those before cupping therapy. For the metabolic control, the 45-mm cupping protocol (1.65 0.09) was significantly higher than the 40-mm cupping pro …

The effectiveness of cupping therapy on chronic fatigue syndrome: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.

Meng XD, Guo HR, Zhang QY, Li X, Chen Y, Li MY, Zhuo XM, Wang MJ, Shan K, Gong YN, Li NC, Chen B, Chen ZL, Guo Y.Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 Aug;40:101210. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101210. Epub 2020 Jun 20.PMID: 32891286 Free article. Clinical Trial.

BACKGROUND: and purpose: We investigated the effectiveness of cupping therapy with three different pressures in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). …Each group received cupping treatment that consisted of 10 sessions over 5 weeks (2 sessions per week). . …

Is There a Role of Cupping Therapy in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Primary Care Setting?

Farhat A, Mughal SM.Cureus. 2021 Jan 28;13(1):e12954. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12954.PMID: 33527065 Free PMC article. Review.

Studies over the last decade have indicated potential therapeutic value of cupping therapy for the management of CTS. Whilst there is some biomedical rationale supporting the usage of cupping therapy in CTS the evidence is not sufficient to support the inclusion of …

The application of vacuum negative pressure cupping combing with pressure bandage in the treatment of deep pressure ulcers.

Wu SM, Wang XD, Zhang XJ, Tian CL.Asian J Surg. 2020 Aug;43(8):858-859. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2020.04.002. Epub 2020 May 10.PMID: 32402629 No abstract available.


Warren AJ, LaCross Z, Volberding JL, O’Brien MS.Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Aug;15(4):579-592.PMID: 33354391 Free PMC article.

BACKGROUND: Myofascial decompression (MFD), or cupping, and self-myofascial release (SMR) are common techniques utilized to treat soft tissue injuries and increase flexibility. …

The effect of moving cupping on psoriasis vulgaris and its influence on PASI score: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Yunbo W, Mingqiang L, Guirong Q, Hongrong L, Gang H.Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Feb 12;100(6):e24217. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000024217.PMID: 33578523 Free article.

RESULTS: This study will provide an assessment of the current state of moving cupping for the psoriasis vulgaris, aiming to show the efficacy and safety of this treatment. CONCLUSION: This study will provide evidence to judge whether moving cupping is an effective t …

Immediate effect of interscapular cupping on blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse rate and chest expansion in sedentary smoker students.

Ali Ismail AM, Abdelghany AI, Abdelhalim Elfahl AM.J Complement Integr Med. 2021 Feb 1. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2020-0050. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33544517

This study was conducted to assess the immediate effect of interscapular cupping on blood pressure (BP), oxygen (O(2)) saturation, chest expansion (CE), pulse rate (PR) in sedentary male smoker students. METHODS: Forty sedentary male smoker students- aged 18-25 years -were …

An analysis of the effects of suction on skin and the possible influence on human health.

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Evidence Map of Cupping Therapy

Tae Young Choi, Lin Ang, Boncho Ku, Ji Hee Jun, Myeong Soo Lee
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PMID: 33920643 PMCID: PMC8073851 DOI: 10.3390/jcm10081750 

This study aimed to describe and assess the current evidence in systematic reviews on cupping therapy for various conditions. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and six Korean databases for systematic reviews of trials on cupping treatments for any condition published prior to March 2021…