TREATMENT OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (MARZ AKYAS KHUSYATUR REHM) BY CUPPING THERAPY (HIJAMA) IN THE LIGHT OF UNANI SYSTEM OF MEDICINE-A REVIEW
Dr. Fouzia Farooqui*, Dr. S. Saleemunnisa Yousuff, Dr. Asma R. A. Chaudhary, Dr. Asif Ali Ghulam Mohammed Chaudhary and Dr. Tanzim Sayyad Hasan Kadiri
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrinopathy along with women of reproductive age with a ballpark prevalence of about 4 to 12%. It is an enduring multisystem genetic disorder and is traditionally first noticed in puberty as menstrual irregularities and weight gain. The management of PCOS is bounded by many controversies. The option of treatment depends upon the symptoms the patient presents with. There is a capacity for alternative management of the disease. In Unani system of Medicine Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is mentioned under the headings of Amenorrhea, Obesity and other phlegmatic disorders. (Eminent Unani physicians have attributed Marz Akyas Khusyatur Rehm (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) with Clinical features like amenorrhea, obesity, oligomenohoea as phlegmatic disorder). Zakaria Razi (860-925AD) described that women with PCOS can present with the clinical features of amenorrhea, hoarseness of voice and hirutism.Unani physicians attributed Marz Akyas Khusyatur Rehm (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) todominance of Balgham (phelgm). Different treatment modalities have been proposed to resume normal menstrual flow as it is considered to be the root cause of many ailments. One such mode is through Hijamah mae shurt (wet cupping therapy).
Keywords: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cupping Therapy, Infertility, Pregnancy.
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