Cupping Therapy Research

Cupping Therapy Research

Over the past few decades, there have been an increasing number and quality of research papers in the field of Cupping therapy and presently this trend is continuing with further research on Cupping and publications in various related journals around the world.

In August 2021, it is purported that there were almost 6,000 publications on Cupping including over 600 clinical trials. While this compares poorly to research in other areas, a key problem with research on Cupping is similar to the problems with research involving any physical intervention, the difficulty with having a plausible placebo.

If you have additional publications or references that you feel would be of benefit to our visitors, please be sure to let us know!

In alphabetical order:

A Comparative Study on the Effect of Cupping Therapy Combined with Korean Medicine Treatment in Peripheral Facial Paralysis
Abstract: Effects of Soft Tissue Mobilization With Negative Pressure Device on the Shoulder, Using MR Imaging
Abstract: The Effects of Static Versus Dynamic Myofascial Decompression on Hamstring Flexibility in a College-Aged Population: A Pilot Study

May 2017

Acupuncture and moxibustion combined with cupping for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia

August 2021

Acute Outcomes of Myofascial Decompression (Cupping Therapy) Compared to Self-Myofascial Release on Hamstring Pathology After a Single Treatment

August 2020

An Updated Review of the Efficacy of Cupping Therapy

February 28, 2012

Comparative pilot study on the effects of pulsating and static cupping on non-specific neck pain and local skin blood perfusion
Cupping Therapy as an Anti-inflammation Therapy and Immunomodulator in Cancer Patients
Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective

June 2018

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

June 23, 2011

Cupping for hypertension: a systematic review

September 9, 2010

Cupping for stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review

May 3, 2010

Cupping from a biomechanical perspective

August 26, 2005

Cupping therapy and chronic back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis

November 14, 2018

Cupping therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis: The evidence from systematic review and meta-analysis

August 28, 2017

Cupping therapy: A prudent remedy for a plethora of medical ailments

February 10, 2015

Cupping therapy: An analysis of the effects of suction on skin and the possible influence on human health
Cupping with neural glides for the management of peripheral neuropathic plantar foot pain: a case study
Dry cupping for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial
Dry cupping therapy decreases cellulite in women: A pilot study. Indian journal of traditional knowledge
Effect of Cupping Therapy in the Treatment of Low Back Pain among Nurses in China
Effect of Dry Cupping Therapy on Pain and Functional Disability in Persistent Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Effect of Dry Cupping in Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy
Effectiveness of dry cupping on pain, dynamic balance and functional performance in recreational runners with chronic plantar fasciitis
Effects of Cupping Therapy in Amateur and Professional Athletes: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Effects of Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Cupping on Plantar Heel Pain
Effects of cupping therapy for obesity: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis
Effects of cupping therapy in amateur and professional athletes: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Effects of moving cupping therapy on hip and knee range of movement and knee flexion power: a preliminary investigation
Effects of traditional cupping therapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
Efficacy of cupping therapy in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome-a randomised placebo controlled trial
Evaluation of Wet Cupping Therapy: Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials
Evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of cupping therapy in the treatment of asthma
Evaluation of wet-cupping therapy for persistent non-specific low back pain: a randomised, waiting-list controlled, open-label, parallel-group pilot trial
Medical and Scientific Bases of Wet Cupping Therapy (Al-hijamah): in Light of Modern Medicine and Prophetic Medicine
Medicinal cupping: clinical application
New is the well-forgotten old: The use of dry cupping in musculoskeletal medicine
Pulsatile dry cupping in chronic low back pain – a randomized three-armed controlled clinical trial
Repeated cupping manipulation temporary decreases natural killer lymphocyte frequency, activity and cytotoxicity
Significant and sustaining elevation of blood oxygen induced by Chinese cupping therapy as assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy
Study on the mechanisms of cupping therapy
The Effect Dry Cupping Therapy at Acupoint BL23 on the Intensity of Postpartum Low Back Pain in Primiparous Women Based on Two Types of Questionnaires, 2012; A Randomized Clinical Trial
The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The Effects of Cupping Massage in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain - A Randomised Controlled Trial
The Evidence for Common Nonsurgical Modalities in Sports Medicine, Part 2: Cupping and Blood Flow Restriction

January 2020

The effect of cupping therapy for low back pain: A meta-analysis based on existing randomized controlled trials
The effect of moving cupping therapy on nonspecific low back pain
The effect of traditional cupping on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomised controlled pilot study
The effectiveness and safety of cupping therapy for stroke survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
The effectiveness of cupping therapy on chronic fatigue syndrome: A single-blind randomized controlled trial

August 2020

The effects of Active Movement Myofascial Decompression Therapy and Static Myofascial Decompression Therapy on Range of Motion, Muscle strength, Functional Movement in Young Adults

August 2021

The effects of cupping therapy as a new approach in the physiotherapeutic management of carpal tunnel syndrome
The manipulation technique and clinical application of kinetic cupping
The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action
The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action
The physical and physiological effects of vacuum massage on the different skin layers: a current status of the literature
Traditional Chinese medicine for neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Wet cupping therapy for treatment of herpes zoster: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
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