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Hijamah, wet cupping, dry cupping, traditional medicine, Kuwait
Objectives: To find Hijamah as preferred and accepted therapeutic procedure because of its effectiveness and safety in comparison to manufactured drugs toxicity. Some serum biological parameters were selected to investigate the effectiveness of Hijamah in the current study.
Subject and Method: twenty healthy females were selected as subjects for Hijamah in this study. The selected females were 25years-38years old. Their blood samples were collected and a routine biochemical assessment was carried out on collected venous blood samples. This assessment is carried out two times, once before Hijamah at baseline time and then after ten days of Hijamah.
Result: The blood assessment results were compared and it is found that blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) was significantly reduced after Hijamah (P<0.05). Furthermore, serum total cholesterol and fasting blood glucose levels were also found to be decreased after Hijamah (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to these findings Hijamah is a therapeutic technique that can be effective in decreasing the risks of obesity as well as risks associated with cardiovascular diseases.