Al Hijamah

Cupping Therapy in Unani Medicine

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Hijamah (Cupping) is is an important modality and is considered to be an important non pharmacological therapy in traditional systems of Medicine. It is included in Unani System of Medicine under Ilaj-bit-tadbeer (Regimenal therapy). Hijamah (Cupping) is practiced for many diseases since time immemorial. It spread to the world from by ancient cultures such as Egyptians, Chinese and other Middle Eastern civilizations. Many published research papers confirmed the efficacy of cupping therapy. There are two types of hijama: Hijama bil shart (Cupping with scarification) and Hijama bila shart (Cupping without scarification). This book discusses Al Hijamah (cupping therapy) in detail. It describes the therapy, its history, method, mechanism, application, indications and contraindications in detail. It contains many clear illustrations and provides a practical guideline for treating many common diseases. It includes new scientific research and authentic clinical examples. This book can serve as a useful reference for medical and healthcare professionals and researchers.


Azhar Jabin


Dr Azhar Jabeen is an academician, researcher and consultant in Unani Medicine, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. She has been actively involved in clinical trials on cupping therapy and has over 35 publications to her credit. Dr Sheikh Haneef Mohammad-BUMS MD Jamia Hamdard, Medical Officer JK Health Services. He has his specialisation in cupping therapy.


Shiekh Haneef Mohammad


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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Hijamah, Al Hijamah, Medicine, Cupping, Therapy, Ilaj-bit-tadbeer

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MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine