Volume 37, Issue 3 (11-2013)                   Research in Medicine 2013, 37(3): 145-150 | Back to browse issues page

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Aeeni Z, Afsahi A, Rezvan H. An investigation of the effect of wet cupping on hematology parameters in mice (BALB/C). Research in Medicine. 2013; 37 (3) :145-150
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1209-en.html
Faculty of Paraveterinary Medicine, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamedan, Iran , amin.afsahi101@gmail.com
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Abstract Background: Wet cupping is a traditional method of treatmentwhose actual mechanism and impact is not completely known yet in spite of its effect on the prevention and treatment of diseases. This research was conducted on Mice (BALB/C) in Hamedan’s University of Bu-Ali Sina on 2012 to determine the effect of one and two instances of wet cupping on hematology parameters. Materials and methods: this experimental research was conducted on 24 mice in three groups. Experimental group 1 and experimental group 2 were wet cupped once and twice respectively with the aforementioned method and their hematological indices such as white blood cells lymphocytes, granulocytes, red blood cells, hemoglobin and platelets were determined. The interval between the wet cuppings of experimental group 2 was 10 days and the control group was not wet cupped. Hematology indices were measured and statistically analyzed using ANOVA test after the first and second week. Results: the amount of RBC on the 14th day in the control group, experimental group 1 and experimental group 2 were 10.7±0.36, 9.9±0.23 and 11.1±0.16, respectively (P<0.05). Also, the amount of hematocrit in control group, experimental group 1 and experimental group 2 was measured at 47.7±0.61, 45.6±1.1 and 51±0.66, respectively. There was a significant increase in the group that received wet cupping twice. Conclusion: apparently, wet cupping increases RBC and hematocrit indices onmice over time. It can be probably effective in anemia caused by chronic kidney diseases. At the end, wet cupping is recommended for treating chronic kidney diseases caused by anemia due to its effects on erythropoietin hormone. Keywords: Wet cupping, BALB/C, Hematocrit, Red blood cells.
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Received: 2014/01/13 | Accepted: 2014/01/13 | Published: 2014/01/13

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