Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2018)
Efficacy of Hijamat-Bila-Shart (dry cupping) in Waja-uz-Zahr (Low back pain): An open randomized controlled clinical trial
Author(s): Abuzar Lari, Mohd Nayab, Mohammad Tausif and Javed AH Lari
Abstract: This was a randomized controlled clinical study we have investigated the effect of Hijamat-bila-Shart in Waja-uz-Zahr. Total 60 patients were enrolled randomly assigned fortest group (n=30) and control group(n=30).Test group received Hijamat-bila-Shart, a total 8 sittings were scheduled alternately for 14 days, and control group received Tablet Acetaminophen 500mg BD for the 14 days. The assessment was done by Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry low back pain scale (OLBPS) at 0 day, 14th day, and 21st day. On intergroup comparison of pain at 14th day, P value was 0.391, suggested no significant difference in both group but at 21st day, P value was 0.001, showed highly significant differences between the groups. On intragroup comparison both group were found significant. On intergroup comparison of disability no difference seen at 14th and 21st day, in intragroup comparison both group found significant. In this trial, Hijamat-bila-Shart was found effective incomparison of Tablet Acetaminophen for relieving symptoms of Waja-uz-Zahr. So it can be concluded that Hijamat-bila-Shart may be an effective regime in the management of Waja-uz-Zahr.
How to cite this article:
Abuzar Lari, Mohd Nayab, Mohammad Tausif and Javed AH Lari. Efficacy of Hijamat-Bila-Shart (dry cupping) in Waja-uz-Zahr (Low back pain): An open randomized controlled clinical trial. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2018; 6(1): 16-19.