Clinical evaluation of Hijamat Bila Shurt (Dry cupping) in the management of Waja ul zahar (Low Back Pain) - A randomized, single blind, standard controlled study
Dr. Bachchu Singh, Dr. Rajesh and Dr. Nashim Ahmad
Wajaul Zahar (Low back pain) is the most common pain in the lumbosacral region seen in general practice, about 20% of such cases need to be referred to orthopedics clinics. Around 60-80% of the world’s population experiences back pain some time in their lives. The pain is short lived and responds to symptomatic measures. Around 200,000 years ago the Neanderthal man did not experience back pain because they were not yet fully vertical as human beings assumed upright posture the manifestation of back pain grew almost proportionately to the progress in civilization.
Ilaj bil Hijamat (Cupping therapy) is one of the oldest methods of treatment for LBA which was used by Unani physician (since ancient time till date). It is used locally for diversion of humors causing pain at the back by creating negative pressure by vacuum pump (cupping cups). Interventions were given in a total of 40 patients, in 20 patients was applied hijamat bilashurt for six sittings at 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15th day and 20 patients ware administered diclofenac sodium 50 mg twice a day for 15 days. The result was clinically significant in both therapies, but hijamat bilashurt was more effective in comparison to diclofenac sodium.
Dr. Bachchu Singh, Dr. Rajesh and Dr. Nashim Ahmad. Clinical evaluation of Hijamat Bila Shurt (Dry cupping) in the management of Waja ul zahar (Low Back Pain) - A randomized, single blind, standard controlled study. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2016; 4(5): 189-192.