Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome by Wet Cupping – A Case Report and Review of Literature
Abstract: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrinopathy among women of reproductive age with an estimated prevalence of about 4 to 12%. It is a lifelong multisystem genetic disorder and is traditionally first noticed in puberty as menstrual irregularities and weight gain. The treatment of PCOS is surrounded by many controversies. The choice of treatment depends upon the symptoms the patient presents with. There is a scope for alternative management of the disease. In Unani literature the syndrome is not mentioned as such. It can be correlated with the clinical presentation related to PCOS; Ehtebase tams (amenorrhea), qillate tams (oligomenorrhea), hirsuitism and uqr (infertility) have been described. It has been quoted that ehtebase tams (amenorrhea) usually set in those women who are fair and have phlegmatic temperament. These women with ehtebase tams may present with masculine features such as hoarse voice and hirsutism. Different treatment modalities have been proposed to resume normal menstrual flow as it is considered to be the root cause of many ailments. One such mode is through Hijamah mae shurt (wet cupping therapy). This article presents a successful treated case of PCOS by Hijamah mae shurt (wet cupping therapy).
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