International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2018, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part APages: 11-15

Effect of Unani treatment in Sala’ al-Rahim (Leiomyomata): A case report

Arshiya Sultana and Khaleequr Rahman
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Abstract:
Sala’ al-Rahim (leiomyomata) is commonest benign gynecologic tumour affecting nearly 20-30% reproductive age women. Treatment of leiomyomata should be individualized, and symptomatology may be a decisive factor in deciding the treatment. No definite treatment is available except hysterectomy. Therefore, patients are turning towards complementary and alternative medicine.
Case presentation: A 40-year-old, married, parous woman who presented with complaint of severe lower abdominal pain and backache prior and during menstruation since one year came to the hospital and visited the outpatient department (OPD) of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology). There was no history of abnormal uterine bleeding. Patient had taken allopathic treatment for severe dysmenorrhoea as it was incapacitating her from routine work. However, she did not have relief. Her ultrasonography of pelvis showed anterior (1.4X1.7cm) and posterior (1.5X1.9cm) intramural uterine fibroid (leiomyomata). She was treated with Unani medicine for 16 weeks. Orally, Mundij Balgham (concoction)was administered for 15 days followed by two Mushil and Tarbid alternately. This treatment was followed by oral, Majoon Dabeed ul Ward, 7 gm twice daily, Itrifal Gudaadi 10 gm at bed time. Locally suprapubic and per vaginal Marham Dakhliyun mixed with fine powder of Anisoon, Aftimoon and Izkhar (equal quantity) was applied for 12 weeks. Patient had complete pain relief in the second cycle. Her repeat ultrasonography after 16 weeks showed resolution of anterior fibroid.
Conclusion: Unani treatment is useful for resolution of uterine fibroid confirmed by ultrasonography with symptomatic relief without any adverse effect.
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