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The Effect Of Wet Cupping On Blood Hemoglobin Level

Conference: 4th International Conference In Prophetic Medicine Research

Keywords: Prophetic Medicine


Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is hijama [cupping]” In this observational retrospective pre–post study, we looked through the previously recorded data of patients who received wet cupping at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. We included who did complete blood count before and immediately after the procedure (n=364). Then, we recorded their blood haemoglobin, red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin and haematocrit before wet cupping, immediately after it, within 3 months after it, then, finally, from 3 months to 6 months after it. Three comparisons took place for each blood test by comparing the pre-reading with each one of the three post-readings. There was no statistically significant difference in any of the pre–post comparisons of those blood tests. However, after keeping only the anaemic patients, the comparison showed statistically, but not clinically significant, when comparing the red blood cell count and the haematocrit before and immediately after wet cupping – p value was 0.000 for both. anemia was not found as a side effect of wet cupping.

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