Clinical Study of ‘Waja-ul-Fiqaria Unqi’ (Cervical Spondylosis) and Efficacy of ‘Safoof-eSuranjan’ and ‘Habb-e-Gul-eAakh’ along with Exercise and Massage with ‘Roghan-e Baboona’

M. Saad Ahmad Khan, Abdur Raheem, Misbahuddin Siddiqui and *M.M.H. Siddiqui

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2012, Vol. 7 No. 3, Pages 25-35

Abstract

Degenerative disorder of some types at a certain point of life is a universal ageing phenomenon but with changing lifestyles, the number of population suffering with such an ailment is on rise. Cervical Spondylosis is one of them. Apart from the fact that almost each and every ancient Unani Literature has occupied a vast space describing degenerative form of arthropathies, none of them have documented the specified degeneration of cervical spine. Unani Medicine is one of the best complementary healing systems which comprises of Ilaj-bid-dawa, Ilaj-bil-ghiza and Ilaj-bil-Tadbeer. The management of various arthropathies with the help of above said modalities is well documented in literature of unani medicine. The present study was carried out on cases of cervical spndylosis, selected from OPD/ IPD section of AKTC Hospital. Habb-e-Gul-e-Aakh and Safoof-e-Surenjan were advised to the patients with massage with Roghan-e-Baboona and neck exercises. The results were quite encouraging and found highly significant in case of pain, stiffness, neck & shoulder movement and headache (p<0.001) while in associated features like giddiness/vertigo and nausea/vomiting, it was significant (p<0.05), the inflammatory feature like local swelling and tenderness were also reduced to significant level. The safety studies regarding test drugs were also carried out to access any side effects of the drugs on various systems of the body at different parameters i.e. LFT, RFT, Blood Sugar and it was found that used drugs did not produced any adverse effect on body. (p> 0.05).

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