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Effect of Dalk Layyain (Soft Massage) with Roughan Zaitun (Olive Oil) in Low Back Pain

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Moalejat (Medicine), National Institute of Unani Medicine Bangalore-91, INDIA
  • 2Dept of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National institute of Unani Medicine Bangalore-91, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 76-77, February,10 (2014)

Abstract

Waja uz zahr (Low back pain) manifests as most expensive disease in the productive years. Any part of the back may ache; but the commonest site is the lower back that is, lumbar and lumbosacral region. The present preliminary study was an observational, self-comparison study carried out at the department of Moalajat (medicine) in National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore. A total of 25 patients of both sex, above the 18 years and below 70 years of age, giving the history of low back pain were selected for the trial. A total of 8 sittings of Dalk were scheduled over three weeks. For the first week, sitting schedule was on alternate day and twice a week for subsequent two weeks. Approximately 20 ml of Raughan (Oil) was used, and duration was kept 15-20 minutes for each sitting. The assessment of outcome was carried out by Clinical assessments based on an arbitrary grading system and VAS. In this trial, Dalk layyain with raughan zaitun was found effective in relieving symptoms of waja uz zahr. So it can be concluded that Dalk Layyain with Raughan Zaitun may be an effective regime in the management of Waja uz Zahr.

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