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Title: Effects of Hijamat bish Shart in Wajauz Zahr (Low back pain) and associated disability
Authors: Tarique, Mohd
Ansari, Abdul Haseeb
Zulkifle, Mohd
Keywords: Wajauz Zahr;Low back pain;Hijamat bish Shart;Unani System of Medicine;Cupping;Oswestry disability index
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61B 17/322, B21D 22/00, A61B 17/22, A01D 5/00, A01D 10/00, A01D 20/00
Abstract: Wajauz Zahr (Low back pain) is discomfort in the vicinity of the lower part of the back. Hijamat bish Shart  (wet cupping) is a regimen prevailing in Unani System of Medicine to manage various pain conditions. The present study was on clinical study with sample size of 30 patients. Clinically diagnosed cases of Wajauz Zahr both males and females between 25-60 yrs of age were selected for the study after obtaining their written informed consent. Treatment protocol was followed for 30 days as per schedule and improvement in Oswestry disability index (ODI) was assessed before and after treatment. Mean±SEM score before treatment was 30.93±1.773 and after treatment it was reduced to 13.73±1.058, which suggests highly significant improvement (p<0.001).The study revealed that the test procedure; Hijamat bish Shart has the potential in reducing Wajauz Zahr, without any adverse effect. Thus, it can be concluded that Hijamat bish Shart is safe and effective regimen in the management of Wajauz Zahr.
Page(s): 173-176
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.15(1) [January 2016]

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