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IHJ 2015, 1(4): 64-71 Back to browse issues page
Optimism and concerns about the promotion and development of Cupping in Iran
Seiyed Davoud Nasrollapour shirvani *, Hasan Ashrafian amiri, Mohammad Hadi Yadollahpour
Babol University medical sciences , dnshirvani@gmail.com
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Background and purpose: Traditional medicine is the oldest medical practices whose growth is largely dependent on cultures of different nations. Hijamat is one of about 250 traditional treatment methods used today. The aim of this study was to investigate the optimism and concerns about the promotion and development of Hijamat in Iran.
Methods: The present review article was conducted using the databases including SID, Iranmedex, Magiran, Pub Med, Google scholar and Google with Keywords such as Traditional medicine, Supplementary medicine, Alternative medicine, Iranian traditional medicine, Hijamat, Hijamat rules and phlebotomy. Finally, 50 articles related to the objective of the study were extracted and assessed.
 Findings: This study indicated that the use of Hijamat in Iran has an ancient history and almost all the famous Iranian doctors have used it. The records illustrated that the use of Hijamat was experienced in treating more than a dozen diseases. Nowadays, some doctors believe that Hijamat can be used as an effective method in the treatment of some diseases. A number of laboratory investigations have confirmed the therapeutic effects of Hijamat for treating some diseases. However, the medical community and Iranian people do not have enough information on Hijamat and some organizations and clinicians are concerned about the risks of Hijamat for transmission of some infectious diseases.
 Conclusion: The results showed that despite the approved benefits of Hijamat, there are some problems in its promotion and development in Iran, which should be considered by policy makers and implementers with an emphasis on broader monitoring.
Keywords: Cupping, Phlebotomy, phlebotomy rules, Old Medicine, Iranian traditional medicine, Complementary medicine, Alternative medicine, Bloodletting
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/06/22 | Accepted: 2015/08/18 | Published: 2015/08/18
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nasrollapour shirvani S D, ashrafian amiri H, Yadollahpour M H. Optimism and concerns about the promotion and development of Cupping in Iran. IHJ 2015; 1 (4) :64-71
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