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Title: Clinical efficacy of Al Hijamah (cupping) in Wajaul Mafasil Muzmin (osteo arthritis)
Authors: Zarnigar
Riaz, Arshi
Keywords: Unani medicine;Osteoarthritis
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P19/00, A61P21/00, A61P29/00
Abstract: According to Unani system of medicine, disequilibrium of humours quantitatively or qualitatively causes diseases. Wajaul mafasil is a painful condition, which causes immobilization of the joint or cessation of its functions. In wajaul mafasil, humours collect in the joints, thereby leading to pain, swelling, and articular tissue damage. Although the drug therapy is quite effective in the treatment of wajaul mafasil, but Unani physicians also employed certain tadabeers like Fasad (venesection), Taleeq (leech application) and Al Hijamah (cupping). In the study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the efficacy of Al Hijamah (cupping) in the patients of wajaul mafasil muzmin (osteoarthritis). The study revealed statistically significant improvement in pain intensity and joint stiffness. It also showed improvement in physical function and difficulty in walking but it is not statistically significant.
Page(s): 327-329
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(2) [April 2011]

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