2017, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part APages: 05-07
Management of Wajaur Raqaba (Cervical Spondylosis) by Hijama bish-shart (wet cupping) and Majoon Azaraqi: A case study
Mohammad Tausif, Hamid Ali, Abuzar Lari and Md Anzar Alam
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The term cervical spondylosis denotes the degeneration of the intervertebral disc and osteophyte formation. In Unani system of medicine, Wajaur Raqaba (cervical spondylosis) is treated by a number of single or compound drugs and through various regimens of Ilaj bit Tadbeer like Hijama (cupping), Fasd (venesection), Dalk (massage), etc. Among these Hijama bish Shart (wet cupping) is commonly prescribed to evacuate Mawade Fasida (morbid material), after evacuation Unani physicians recommended Muqavviyat and Majoon Azaraqi is commonly used as a Muqavvi compound drug to provide relief to the patients of Wajaur Raqaba. In this case study Hijama bish Shart (wet cupping) applied on bilateral supraclavicular fossa, total four sitting of wet cupping is done on every fifth day followed by Majoon Azaraqi for fifteen days. Considerable improvement both in disease process and quality of life was achieved.