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J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Feb;34(1):52-6.

Effect of scraping therapy on weightlifting ability.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To verify the effects of scraping therapy on the weightlifting ability by measuring the subjective sensation, and changes of biomarkers.

METHODS:

Five students, who have been trained for 3 years in a sport school in China were participated in this study. A course of scraping therapy was applied to intervene during the normal 7-week of weightlifting training programme. The ability of weightlifting, the scale of rating perceived exertion and serum biochemical markers were measured before and after the intervention.

RESULTS:

Scraping therapy caused a significant increase in weightlifting ability (P < 0.05). The level of rating perceived exertion remained stable with the increase in the training volume. Immuno-globulin A was significantly increased (P < 0.05), and creatine kinase and blood urea nitrogen were significantly decreased (P < 0.05). No significant changes were observed in white blood cell, neutrophil, and testosterone.

CONCLUSION:

Scraping therapy may facilitate weightlifting ability mainly by decreasing weight sensation and improving serum biochemical parameters.

PMID:
25102691
DOI:
10.1016/s0254-6272(14)60054-6
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