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Cupping & Hijamah-Part 2


Hijamah is an effective therapy for many illnesses when done correctly and under the right circumstances. Following on from my previous article on Hijamah this article briefly describes the different types of Hijamah. I will continue using the correct arabic word Hijamah from here forward as “cupping” is not an accurate translation of Hijamah referred to in the hadeeth. Hijamah ... Read More »

What is Acupuncture (Part 1)


Acupuncture is one of the most accepted of complementary medical treatment systems and is fast being adopted by many to both treat illness and maintain good health. But what is it and how does it work? What conditions can it treat? Will it work for me? These are the questions that I will try to answer in this series of ... Read More »

Cupping/Hijamah-Part 1


Cupping is becoming a very popular therapy, but do you know what it is?, when and for what it should be done? and most importantly when it is not appropriate? The fact is that the public are mostly unaware of the finer details regarding cupping and often get it done on the wrong days, in the wrong season or in ... Read More »

Treating PCOS Holistically


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is on the rise in women around the world. Originally called Stein-Leventhal syndrome, physicians first described the collective symptoms that characterize the syndrome in 1935. Since then, PCOS has become very prevalent, with about 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age displaying one or more symptoms of PCOS. PCOS is a syndrome. Syndromes are ... Read More »

Acupuncture better than anti-depressants for fibromyalgia


To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia, Iranian researchers from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran, conducted a study comparing acupuncture treatment with fluoxetine (prozac), which is a common anti-depressant used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. 30 patients with fibromyalgia were enrolled in the study and divided into an acupuncture treatment group and a drug treatment ... Read More »

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