Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Effectiveness of Dry Cupping Therapy Combined with Breast and Oxytocin Massage on Early Lactation: A Case Report
Hulya Tosun and Gul Pinar*
Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Health Science, Department of Nursing, Ankara,Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Gul Pinar, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Health Science, Department of Nursing, Ankara,Turkey.
Received: September 09, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Background: Insufficient breastfeeding is a common problem that affects the baby’s well-being.

Aim: This study was conducted to examine the effects of two techniques, dry CT and breast/oxytocin massage in improving lactation in early postpartum period.

Method: A case study was performed in 2016 at a Postpartum Clinic of University Hospital, Turkey, Ankara. Dry CT and breast/oxytocin massage was applied two times for 10 minutes on the selected areas and effectiveness of these interventions was evaluated five times by using LATCH scale.

Results: Findings showed a statistical significant increase of LATCH scale scores from 4.1 ± 1.7 to 9.2 ± 0.1 after interventions (p < 0.001).

Conclusion: Our findings provided evidence supporting that dry CT combined with breast/oxytocin massage may be used an effective therapy in improving of early lactation.

Keywords: Cupping Therapy; Breast Massage; Oxytocin Massage and Lactation


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Citation: Hulya Tosun and Gul Pinar. “Effectiveness of Dry Cupping Therapy Combined with Breast and Oxytocin Massage on Early Lactation: A Case Report”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 18-23.

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