Clinic Efficacy of Hijamah Bi- Shurt (Wet Cupping) in Low back ache

Author : Arsheed Iqbal, Afroza Jan, Bhat Shabir, Towseef Amin Rafeeqi, M.A Wajid

Low back ache is the most common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people. It is a pain or discomfort in the lower part of the back. Hijamah bi-Shurt (Wet Cupping) is a regimen in Unani System of medicine to manage various pain condition. This modality of treatment is very effective in different aetiological pathogenesis e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, hypertension, migraine, cellulites e.t.c. The present study is on clinical efficacy of wet cupping on management of low back ache. The sample size was 50 Clinically diagnosed cases of low back ache, both male and female between 20-60 years of age were enrolled for the study after obtaining the written informed consent. The duration of treatment was 30 days as per schedule and improvement in VAS was assessed before and after treatment. Mean+-SD score were assessed before and after the treatment which suggest highly significant with p value <0.001.The study revealed that Hijamah bi shurt has potential effect in reducing low back ache without any side effect.

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