Effect of Cupping (Al-Hijima) on Hematological and Biochemical Parameters for some Volunteers in Missan Province
Keywords:Cupping, volunteers, hematological, biochemical parameters, Hijama centers.
Objective: The aim of Cupping is to extract the blood which is believed to be harmful for the body which
in turn rids the body of potential harm from symptoms leading to a reduction in stressful condition. The
study was performed to evaluate the effects of cupping (Hijama) on the hematological and the biochemical
parameters in the patients before and after making the cupping.
Subjects and Method: The study was performed in period between (first November -2018 to May- 2019)
and conducted on (30) volunteers coming to Hijama centers in different parts of Missan province in ages
between (30-50) years with . Five (5ml) of venous blood samples were collected the first sample was
taken before and after one week of cupping and two weeks later after cupping . Each sample of blood
was separated into two tubes for hematological assessment and the serum was stored in -20°C freezer till
handled for biochemical analysis ,determined lipid profile and serum electrolytes level. These parameters
were performed in laboratories of Al- Sadder Teaching Hospital – Amarha City according to the standard
methods that described in the Analysis Kits that used in this study was products of Spinach Company Spin
Results: The obtained results for hematological analysis observed significant increase in (RBCs) after
one and two week of making Hijima in (p< 0.05).as compared results before making hijjama ,significant
decrease in haematocrit(HCT) ,hemoglobin (Hb) ,Platelets (Plt) , neutrophiles and lymphocytes percentages
after one and two week of making Hijama as compared results before making hijama . Total cholesterol
were observed significant decrease in (P>0.05) after one and two weeks of hijima in compared with the
total cholesterol before making the hijima ,decrease in (LDL), (vLDL) and Triglyceride after one week and
two week of hijima as compared before making the hijima .High density lipoprotein (HDL-ch) observed
significant increase in (P>0.05) after one week and two weeks of making hijima as compared with (HDL
- ch) before making the hijima. The biochemical analysis observed significant decrease in levels of ALP
enzyme,creatinine ,blood urea nitrogen and blood glucose in(P>0.05) after one and two weeks of Hijima,
significant increase in levels of total proteins , AST and ALT in(P>0.05) after one and two weeks of
making Al-hijima as compared with levels before making the hijima. Serum electrolytes level showed an
significant decline in serum Calcium ions (Ca+2) in (P>0.05) after one and two weeks of making Al-hijima
as compared to the serum calcium level before making of Al- hijama. Also observed insignificant decline in
serum sodium(Na+2), chloride ions (Cl-) and potassium ions(K+) as compared to level of sodium ,chloride
and potassium ions before making of Al- hijama.
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