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Moawia M Al-Tabakha, Farah Tariq Sameer, Mai Hafiz Saeed, Rahaf Montaser Batran, Nada Tarek Abouhegazy, Alaa A Farajallah
Background: Bloodletting cupping therapy (Hijama) is a traditional alternative medicine practiced in different cultures. Claims about the therapeutic efficacy of Hijama in hypertension are contradictory. The aim of this project was to determine if Hijama therapy is beneficial in the treatment of patients with hypertension. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 60 files for patients treated for hypertension, aged 40-60 years and whose systolic blood pressure (SBP) is at least 140mm Hg, were used...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
N Kluger, J-J Fraslin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
John F Mayberry
The development of statutory regulation of healthcare professionals first emerged in the 15th century in the UK. However, it was not until the 20th century that statutory regulation of complementary therapies emerged with the Osteopath and Chiropractors Acts. However, during that period, acupuncture failed to gain statutory regulation but was rather subject to the equivalent of trading standards. This review explores the background to this failure and the present need for statutory regulation. It draws comparisons with the need for regulation of hijama, another invasive therapy, for which there is at present no regulation...
March 2018: Medico-legal Journal
Naseem Akhtar Qureshi, Gazzaffi Ibrahim Ali, Tamer Shaban Abushanab, Ahmed Tawfik El-Olemy, Meshari Saleh Alqaed, Ibrahim S El-Subai, Abdullah M N Al-Bedah
Cupping (Hijama in Arabic) is an ancient, holistic method for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Though the exact origin of cupping therapy is a matter of controversy, its use has been documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Diverse human civilizations have contributed to the historical development and continuation of cupping therapy. This narrative review describes the history of cupping, historical definitions, cupping instruments and uses of cupping therapy. Electronic searches of relevant databases (PubMed, Google Scholar and OvidSP) were conducted using keywords and Boolean operators...
May 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Inas Rifaat Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Haydar F Al Tukmagi
BACKGROUND: The self-treatment with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in chronic diseases is portraying an expanding trend worldwide. Yet, little is known concerning patients' motives to use CAM in the control of blood pressure. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the self-use of CAM in the management of hypertension and explore patients' attitudes, perceived benefits, and disclosure to the physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative technique was adopted and face-to-face interviews, using a validated interview guide, were carried out among twenty hypertensive patients...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Mohammed Imran Sajid
Wet cupping was used in the nineteenth century for treatment of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) by a few experienced practitioners. Revival Hijama use by practitioners in the UK in recent years has been observed as well as interest from the public, with developments of specific certified training programmes, established businesses providing tailored Hijama therapy Clinical Waste disposal services, provisions of insurance cover, involvement of medical professionals and membership with the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT)...
May 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Aïcha Bensalem, Karima Selmani, Narjes Hihi, Nesrine Bencherifa, Fatma Mostefaoui, Cherif Kerioui, Pascal Pineau, Nabil Debzi, Saadi Berkane
Algeria is the largest country of Africa, peopled with populations living a range of traditional/rural and modern/urban lifestyles. The variations of prevalence of chronic active hepatitis care poorly known on the Algerian territory. We conducted a retrospective survey on all patients (n = 998) referred to our institution in 2012 and confirmed by us for an active hepatitis C. Half of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) isolates were genotyped. Forty Algerian regions out of the 48 were represented in our study. Three geographical clusters (Aïn-Temouchent/SidiBelAbbes, Algiers, and a large Eastern region) with an excess of active hepatitis C were observed...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Nouran A Aleyeidi, Khaled S Aseri, Shadia M Matbouli, Albaraa A Sulaiamani, Sumayyah A Kobeisy
BACKGROUND: Although cupping remains a popular treatment modality worldwide, its efficacy for most diseases, including hypertension, has not been scientifically evaluated. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the efficacy of wet-cupping for high blood pressure, and the incidence of the procedure's side effects in the intervention group. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This is a randomized controlled trial conducted in the General Practice Department at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between May 2013 and February 2014...
November 2015: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Muhammad Bilal, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Khurram Danial
Present study assesses the therapeutic effectiveness of Hijama (blood letting) inpatients of chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis for past several years with almost no urinary output.24 patients from Sindh Government Qatar Hospital Karachi were selected randomly under going dialysis 2-3 times/week for an average of 3 years under supervision of Dr. Khurram Danial, in-charge nephrologist at dialysis Centre Sindh Government Qatar Hospital Karachi after the written consent from patients. Each patient was subjected to Hijama session once a week after dialysis for a period of one year in a nearby hospital Aligarh Shifa with the consent of the ethical committee of the hospital...
September 2015: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Muhammad K Nisar
Cupping treatment is on the rise in the Western world as an alternative medicine modality.We present a hitherto unreported complication of bilateral subdural hemorrhage associated with this therapy, highlighting the need for vigilance in patients presenting with headache because they may get misdiagnosed unless history for such therapies is explored.
March 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
M Á Babiano Fernández, R M Fernández Ciudad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Revista Clínica Española
Engy Mohamed El-Ghitany, Moataza M Abdel Wahab, Ekram W Abd El-Wahab, Safaa Hassouna, Azza G Farghaly
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The prevention and control of HCV infection is complex and challenging in terms of describing risk factors and modes of transmission. This meta-analysis was conducted to summarize the best available data on HCV risk factors worldwide and in Egypt. METHODS: Through exhaustive literature searches (1989-2013) of HCV risk factors, 357 original eligible articles were included in this study. RESULTS: The highest detected risk was intravenous drug users (IDUs) (OR = 9...
February 2015: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Abdullah M N AlBedah, Mohamed K M Khalil, Ahmed T Elolemy, Abdullah A Al Mudaiheem, Sulaiman Al Eidi, Omar A Al-Yahia, Saleh A Al-Gabbany, Basem Yousef Henary
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The current picture of the Saudis' use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has not yet been developed. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of using the international questionnaire to measure use of complementary and alternative medicine (I-CAM-Q) in Saudi Arabia to evaluate the use of and out-of-pocket spending on CAM. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: It was a cross-sectional study, conducted in 2011, in primary health care centers in Qassim...
May 2013: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Abdullah M Albedah, Ahmed T El-Olemy, Mohammed K M Khalil
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a popular treatment option for many populations. The present work is aimed at studying the knowledge and attitude of health professionals in the Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia, toward CAM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey, a multistage random sample was taken from health professionals working in hospitals in Riyadh city and surrounding governorates. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire, from 306 health professionals working in 19 hospitals, on socio-demographic data, knowledge about CAM and their sources, and attitudes toward CAM practices...
May 2012: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Ahmed Tawfik Elolemy, Abdullah M N Albedah
OBJECTIVES: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is well established worldwide. The present work is aimed at studying the knowledge, attitude and practice of CAM by the people of Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive household survey study of the people living in Riyadh city, as well as the surrounding governorates. A multistage random sample was taken from 1(st) January to the end of March 2010, with a total number of 518 participants...
January 2012: Oman Medical Journal
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