Comparison Biochemistries of Obtained Blood Products between The Hijama and Phlebotomy Techniques of Traditional Islamic Remedy;Healthy Young Adults at Fasting State

Background: The Hijama is the name of the traditional Islamic healing technique. It utilized over 1400 (Hejira A.H.) years. The method consists of cupping and scarification of the specific skin area of the body. It applied as a remedy for bloody and liverish disease. The both Hijama and phlebotomy techniques are ancient methods of removing blood from the body to attain remedy. The aim of the study was to compare biochemistries of blood products between the Hijama and the phlebotomy techniques among healthy young adults at fasting state.

Material and methods: Thirty one healthy young adult consecutively enrolled according to the self-reported health questionnaire. The Hijama method practiced via instruction of Islam. Blood products of Hijama and phlebotomy removed and measured matching to design protocol. Results: The significant differences observed between triglyceride, cholesterol, uric acid, and urea concentrations in serum of Hijama with phlebotomy techniques (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Meaningfully differences detected between the content of blood product in Hijama and phlebotomy techniques. It may be due to the effects of the Hijama practice. Further investigations are required in order to clear underlying mechanism of the Hijama in the future years.


Khosrow Again,Reza Montazer and Djafar Namavary

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