Single Cupping Therapy Session Improves Pain, Sleep And Disability In Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain

The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic LBP would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local skin temperature. The outcome measures were Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), pressure pain threshold (PPT), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) and low back skin temperature. This is an experimental clinical trial; after examination (AV0), patients were submitted to real or placebo cupping therapy (15 minutes, bilaterally at the points BL23 (Shenshu), BL24 (Qihaishu) and BL25 (Dachangshu) and were revaluated immediately after the session (AV1) and after one week (AV2). The patients showed a significant improvement in all pain severity items and sleep in the BPI and a decrease in disability in RMDQ. No significant differences were found in PPT or skin temperature. No significant differences were found in any outcome of the placebo cupping therapy group. Thus, the cupping therapy is effective reducing LBP and decreasing disability after one single session, but not change skin mechanical threshold or temperature.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
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