Cupping: from a biomechanical perspective.

@article{Tham2006CuppingFA,
  title={Cupping: from a biomechanical perspective.},
  author={Leony Tham and Heow Pueh Lee and Cunyou Lu},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={
          2183-93
        }
}
The effectiveness of the cupping technique, a treatment modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in stimulating acupuncture points for pain relief was examined in this paper from a biomechanical perspective. Parametric studies including the effects of vacuum pressure, loading rate, friction coefficient at the cup-skin interface, and size and shape of the cup were carried out using a model based on the finite-element method. The anatomical structures of skin, fat, and muscle were modelled. All… CONTINUE READING
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