Purpose: The aim of this study was to detect the effects of cupping therapy influencing physical performance and muscle oxygen saturation. Methods: This study recruited forty healthy male who have regular exercise habit. They were randomly assigned to cupping, active recovery, cupping combined active recovery and static recovery groups. 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. Isokinetic dynamometer and one near-infrared spectroscopy were used to detect isokinetic maximal volunteer contraction 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: There were no significant difference for physical performance recovery between four kinds of intervention after muscle fatigue. In the muscle oxygen saturation, total hemoglobin was significantly higher in the cupping than in the cupping combined active recovery group. Deoxy-hemoglobin was significantly lower in cupping combined active recovery than in static and active recovery groups. In addition, the tissue saturation index in cupping and cupping combine active recovery groups was also higher than static and active recovery group. Furthermore, the increase of recovery time was not only unable to promote tissue recovery, but decreased the physical performance after recovery 15 minutes. For the saturation index, there were only total hemoglobin and oxy-hemoglobin increased with time. The parameters were significantly different between after intervention and after 20 to 30 minutes of recovery. Conclusion: Both cupping and cupping combined active recovery could promote the tissue oxygen saturation. Therefore, these two kinds of intervention can be used as the way to facilitate tissue recovery due to the elevation of the tissue oxygenation.
|Effective start/end date||2018/08/01 → 2019/10/31|
- Tissue recovery
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