EFFICACY OF WET CUPPING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DEPRESSION: A PILOT STUDY
Ziaur Rahman*, Sana Akhtar, Md. Naquibuddin M.Y. Siddiqui and Ghufran Ahmad
Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world. Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people. The economical and social burden of depression and other mental health is on rise globally so the avoidance of depression by some alternative regimens is need of the hour. According to USM, there are various methods in Ilaj- bit-tadbeer (regimental therapy) that are used in management of depression such as Massage, Exercise, Cupping and Nutool. However, wet cupping on head demonstrated a depression attenuating effect as it evacuates the morbid material and abnormal humour from body hence improves the condition.
Keywords: Depression, Hijamah, Ilaj bit-Tadbeer, malankholia, Unani Medicine.
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