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Title: Clinical efficacy of <i style="">Al Hijamah</i> (cupping) in <i style="">Wajaul</i> <i style="">Mafasil Muzmin</i> (osteo arthritis)
Authors: Zarnigar
Riaz, Arshi
Keywords: Unani medicine
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>A61K36/00, A61P19/00, A61P21/00, A61P29/00
Abstract: According to <i style="">Unani</i> system of medicine, disequilibrium of humours quantitatively or qualitatively causes diseases. <i style="">Wajaul mafasil</i> is a painful condition, which causes immobilization of the joint or cessation of its functions. In <i style="">wajaul mafasil</i>, 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 <i style="">wajaul mafasil</i>, but Unani physicians also employed certain <i style="">tadabeers</i> like <i style="">Fasad</i> (venesection), <i style="">Taleeq </i>(leech application) and <i style="">Al Hijamah</i> (cupping). In the study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the efficacy of <i style="">Al Hijamah</i> (cupping) in the patients of <i style="">wajaul mafasil muzmin</i> (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.
Description: 327-329
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(2) [April 2011]

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