International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part D (2020)
Benefits of cupping therapy (Hijamat): Unani medicine perspective
Cupping therapy is an ancient customary and complementary medicine practice. There is developing proof of its expected advantages in the treatment of certain illnesses, particularly pain related conditions. Now days, wet cupping become more popular due to its efficacy. Cupping therapy is a method of healing by applying vacuum inside cup either by heat or manual suction apparatus. Cupping as used for thousands of years by pharaohs and ancient Egyptians. It is an Arabic word derived from the term” hajam” volume and literally stand for “to restore to basic size” or to minimize. Cupping or Hijamah is a method used for local evacuation or diversion of morbid humour. Cupping is one of the oldest and frequently practiced regimental therapies, which is indicated in various diseases, e.g. arthritis, migraine, asthma, headache, hemorrhoids, etc. alone or in combination with other therapies. Through this paper we want to explore the tremendous beneficial effect of cupping in many diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension migraine carpel tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, backache sciatica etc., As we seen that cupping is very beneficial to alleviate the symptoms of these diseases. This paper explains the phenomenon of cupping which are based on scientific approach.
How to cite this article:
Nighat Parveen, Mohd Mohsin, BD Khan. Benefits of cupping therapy (Hijamat): Unani medicine perspective. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):262-264.