10 Mar Wet Cupping & Knee Pain
An investigation into the effect of Cupping Therapy as a treatment for Anterior Knee Pain and its potential role in Health Promotion
by Kaleem Ullah, (University of East Anglia), Ahmed Younis, (St. Georges University of London), Mohamed Wali, (St. Georges University of London)
Published in The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine (2007) Vol. 4, No. 1
Objective: To investigate the effect of Cupping Therapy at a patho-physiological level for anterior knee pain and its impact on quality of life and well-being.
Method: Experimental survey utilising clinical trial and a questionnaire. A three week follow-up was conducted to determine longer term carry over of treatment effects utilising both objective and subjective assessment. This method enables the researcher to examine how much the independent variable causes participants to change (Dane, 1990).
Results: There was statistically significant difference between the level of pain, well being and Range of Motion for patients with anterior knee pain pre and post Cupping (P <0.05).
Conclusions: The efficacy of the treatment of Cupping Therapy for Anterior Knee Pain, well being and range of motion has been researched and results reveal improvements in participants as a result of Cupping Therapy. It is recommended that further studies are conducted with larger study samples and of longer duration.
The full article can be found at: K. Ullah, A. Younis, M. Wali (2007). An investigation into the effect of Cupping Therapy as a treatment for Anterior Knee Pain and its potential role in Health Promotion.