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Author (up) Chi, L.-M.; Lin, L.-M.; Chen, C.-L.; Wang, S.-F.; Lai, H.-L.; Peng, T.-C. url  openurl
  Title The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-7  
  Keywords CHRONIC pain -- Treatment; NECK pain -- Treatment; SHOULDER pain -- Treatment; ACUPUNCTURE points; BLOOD pressure; Moxibustion; PAIN measurement; SKIN temperature; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; VISUAL analog scale; TREATMENT effectiveness; BLIND experiment  
  Abstract The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cupping therapy (CT) in changes on skin surface temperature (SST) for relieving chronic neck and shoulder pain (NSP) among community residents. A single-blind experimental design constituted of sixty subjects with self-perceived NSP. The subjects were randomly allocated to two groups. The cupping group received CT at SI 15, GB 21, and LI 15 acupuncture points, and the control group received no intervention. Pain was assessed using the SST, visual analog scale (VAS), and blood pressure (BP). The main results were SST of GB 21 acupuncture point raised from 30.6°C to 32.7°C and from 30.7°C to 30.6°C in the control group. Neck pain intensity (NPI) severity scores were reduced from 9.7 to 3.6 in the cupping group and from 9.7 to 9.5 in the control group. The SST and NPI differences between the groups were statistically significant (P?<?0.001). One treatment of CT is shown to increase SST. In conjunction with the physiological effect the subjective experience of NSP is reduced in intensity. Further studies are required to improve the understanding and potential long-term effects of CT.  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 113832933; Source Information: 3/17/2016, p1; Subject Term: CHRONIC pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: NECK pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: SHOULDER pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: BLOOD pressure; Subject Term: MOXIBUSTION; Subject Term: PAIN measurement; Subject Term: SKIN temperature; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: VISUAL analog scale; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: BLIND experiment; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 7p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts, 3 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2293  
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