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Effect of Hijama (Wet Cupping Therapy) In Sciatica Pain Management

In unani system of medicine Sciatica is described under the heading of Irqunnisa. As per unani classical text, it is caused mostly by Insibab (Pouring) of Ghaleezkhilt of Dam and Balgham (Thick sanguine and phlegm), occasionally by Safra (Yellow bile) and rarely Sawda(Black bile), on Asab-e-Areeza or Asab-e-WarqiAzeem(Sciatic nerve). It is characterized by moderate to serve pain arises from lower back and radiates to the leg or lower limb due to irritation of the sciatic nerve roots. Various treatment mentioned in classical text including massage, cupping, oral and local applications.

Present study was conducted in RRIUM, OPD situated in JJ Hospital Campus, Byculla Mumbai to evaluated the effect of Hijama (WCT) in Sciatica pain management. 20 known cases of sciatica willing to participate in the study were selected. Diagnosis were confirmed by detailed clinical examination, X-RAY LS Spin & MRI report showing lumbar spine osteoarthritis, disc compression or bulging of disc. Hijama (WCT) was performed on selected point as per criteria. At the end of the study there was significant reduction in the symptoms andsignsofsciatica.

 

Key words: Irqunnisa(Sciatica), Hijama, Wet Cupping Therapy (WCT).Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM).




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