ANDI ROSNITA BINTI KANDI
Introduction: This research project is about the effectiveness of alternative treatment by using cupping therapy to treat selected illnesses. Cupping therapy is a kind of treatment process by removing blood containing harmful toxic from the body through dead blood cell that accumulates under the skin by using cupping equipment to form vacuum pressure. The research was conducted at Pusat Bekam Aini, Bandar Baru Bangi which practicing this kind of alternative treatment to treat the patients. Pain scale survey forms were given to all patients that came to the centre for data collecting purpose. The objectives of this research project are to investigate the effectiveness of cupping therapy in general illnesses and to identify the most cured illness through cupping therapy. Results: All data collected from the survey forms were analyzed to find out the most regular illnesses treated at the centre. Based on the results, migraine, shoulder pain, and lower back pain were the most illnesses treated and all of them seem to have a significant decrease of pain scale after go through the sessions of cupping treatment. Conclusion: The objectives of this research project are achieved. As the conclusion, there are improvements in health condition recorded for all patients to show that this cupping therapy is effective as an alternative way to treat illnesses. From the selected illnesses, all of them showed the significant decrease of pain scale and between migraine, lower back pain, and shoulder pain, cupping therapy most effective in treating lower back pain.
Keywords: Alternative treatment, cupping therapy, illnesses, pain scale, significant decrease.
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