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Ghazanfari M, Yousefi M, Feyzabadi Z, Saki A, Taghipour A, Saeedi nik A et al . Relationship between Amount of Exited Blood During Wet-cupping with Patient's Individual Conditions and the Time of Doing it. Horizon Med Sci. 2017; 23 (4) :265-271
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-2645-en.html
1- Iranian Traditional Medicine Department, Traditional & Complementary Medicine Faculty, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Epidemiology & Biostatistics Department, Health Faculty, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- Saveh Healthcare Network, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Saveh, Iran
4- Iranian Traditional Medicine Department, Traditional & Complementary Medicine Faculty, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , Mehrimr1@mums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (4072 Views)
Aims: Wet-cupping as a therapeutic method has been recommended to be done on certain days based on authentic sources of traditional medicine in Iran. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between amount of exited blood during wet-cupping with patient's individual conditions and the time it was performed.
Instruments & Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 391 men who were referred to a cupping center in Saveh city in the spring of 2016, were selected by simple sampling and wet-cupping in the position between the two scapula was performed. The research instrument was a questionnaire including demographic characteristics, date of reference (day, month and year), age, height, weight and amount of exited blood during the wet-cupping in gram. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 software and using chi-square test, paired t test and one-way analysis of variance.
Findings: The means of age, weight and body mass index were significantly related to the mean of amount of exited blood during wet-cupping (p<0.01). There was no significant difference between different days of the week and between days of lunar month (p>0.05), but the amount of exited blood was higher in people with previous history of wet-cupping than those without previous history (p<0.001). Also, in people with hypertension, the amount of exited blood was higher than other treatment groups (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Individual characteristics such as age, weight, body mass index, cause of referral and previous history of wet-cupping affect the amount of exited blood during wet-cupping, but the time of wet-cupping (day and month) does not affect the amount of exited blood.
 
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Basic Medical Science
Received: 2016/11/23 | Accepted: 2017/07/4 | Published: 2017/09/26

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