Purpose: The aim of this study was to detect the effects of different cupping therapy site influencing electromuscular characters, muscle vibration and muscle oxygen saturation of gastrocnemius muscle of lower extremity. Methods: This study recruited twenty healthy male who have regular exercise habit. After the fatigue protocol, they were randomly assigned to cupping on muscle belly and cupping on muscle-tendon junction groups for 5 minutes intervention. If these subjects have lower extremities injury in half of a year, have cupping therapy experiences in lower extremities, the site of cupping is bleeding or scratch and unable to accept the side effect of cupping was excluded. Wireless EMG and accelerometer sensors and one near-infrared spectroscopy were used to detect electromuscular characters, muscle vibration and oxygen saturation of muscle before fatigue until after the cupping therapy for 30 minutes. Two-way ANOVA was conducted to compare the effects of groups and recovery time. The significant level was set at α= .05. Post hoc comparisons were performed using the Bonferroni test. Results: The intervention of cupping could help to increase the recovery of muscle contraction vibration rate , EMG signals and oxygen saturation after gastrocnemius muscle fatigue. Conclusion: Cupping therapy could apply onto fatigue muscle and enhance the muscle function after intervention. The effect time could be more than 30 minutes which could help athletes to recover from muscle fatigue sooner.
|Effective start/end date||2019/08/01 → 2020/12/31|
- Tissue recovery
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