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Optimal medicinal cupping points selection for asthma disease via graph colouring: A preliminary study

Yuhani, Yusof and Mohd Sham, Mohamad and Noraziah, Adzhar and Nurfatihah, Mohamad Hanafi and Elizabeth, Marta and Muhamad Faiz, Abu Bakar and Mohd Adhha, Ibrahim (2019) Optimal medicinal cupping points selection for asthma disease via graph colouring: A preliminary study. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 12th Seminar on Science and Technology 2018, 2-3 October 2018 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. pp. 1-7., 1358 (012078). ISSN 1742-6588 (print); 1742-6596 (online)

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Abstract

Medicinal cupping is a traditional therapy which used by applying a cup on acu-points or cupping points and the pressure inside the cup is reduced so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. Since all diseases and pains have their specific area to be cupped, most cupping practitioners usually recognize the cupping points based upon the disease and the patient's complaints. Hence, they will randomly choose the points upon request due to the money constraint. However, there is no mathematical approach on guaranteeing the handy method is optimized. Thus, in this paper, a graph model is proposed on finding the optimal number of cupping points for asthma disease via graph colouring approach. This mathematical model will further benefit to the biomathematics and medical fields, especially to the industrial cupping practitioners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Graph colouring; Graph model; Mathematical approach; Medical fields; Optimal number; Specific areas; Superficial muscles
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 01:32
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 01:32
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/29817
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