Reduce Headache Levels with Cupping Therapy Methods in Hypertensive Patients

  • Apriza Apriza Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai
  • Zainab Mohd Shafie Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Wahyudi Widada Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember
  • Noor Azlina Abu Bakar Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Nor Fadhilah Abdullah Fadhilah Abdullah Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin


Background: Headaches are one of the most common signs of symptoms complained by people with hypertension.

Aims: This study aims to find out the effect of cupping therapy on the headaches of people with hypertension in Tsabita Nursing Health Care Clinic (TNHC), Kampar Regency, Indonesia

Methods: This study uses quasi-experiment methods with non-equivalent pretest-posttest designs. The sample was a hypertensive sufferer who experienced headaches and visited to get cupping therapy at the TNHC clinic and was willing to be respondents to a total of 31 people.  The sampling method used is consecutive sampling which is taking the entire population into samples. The study used univariate and bivariate analysis methods.

Results: The results of the univariate analysis showed that most of the respondents were female 22 people (71%), the age range was at 36-45 years 12 people (38.7%), work in general as housewives 16 people (51.6%), the scale of headaches before cupping therapy is moderate pain 23 people (74.2%) and severe pain 8 people (25.8%), the scale of pain after cupping therapy is mild pain 26 people (83.9%) and moderate pain 5 people (16.1%). The results of the statistical test analysis dependent T-test p-value < 0,000 means that there is a significant difference in the average headache scale before and after cupping therapy.

Conclusion: Cupping therapy can be used as one of the implementations in reducing pain/headache in people with hypertension.

How to Cite
APRIZA, Apriza et al. Reduce Headache Levels with Cupping Therapy Methods in Hypertensive Patients. International Health Conference STIKes Panca Bhakti (IHCPB), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 118 - 13-0, july 2023. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 apr. 2024.