International Journal of Health Sciences and Research

| Home | Current Issue | Archive | Instructions to Authors |

Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 248-255

Therapeutic Efficacy of Munzij wa Mushil-E-Balgham (Poly Herbal Formulation) and Dalk (Massage) with Roghan-E-Farfiyun in the Management of Irqunnasa (Sciatica): An Open Labelled Clinical Trial

Mohd Jafar1, Abdul Nasir Ansari2, Danishmand1, Mohd Khalid3

1Research Associate (Unani), Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow
2Reader, Dept. of Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
3Research Associate (Unani), Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Hyderabad

Corresponding Author: Mohd Jafar


Sciatica is the pain that originates deep in the buttock and radiates towards the posterolateral thigh; may continue to the calf, medial malleolus (L4), lateral malleolus (L5) or heel (S1). In Unani system of medicine, Irqunnasa is considered a type of Wajaul Mafasil in which pain starts from hip joint and radiates to lateral aspect and sometimes medial aspect of thigh, generally towards calf and ankle joint. In classical Unani literature, Munzij and Mushil formulations make the cornerstone for the treatment of Irqunnasa. These compound crude drug formulations were trialed in a before and after without control clinical trial to evaluate their efficacy in the cases of sciatica. A total of thirty patients with the history of radiating pain to foot or toe, numbness and paraesthesia in the same distribution compounded with Sue Mizaj Balghami, between the age of 20 to 60 years and either gender, were included in the trial. The Duration of trial was 30 days, divided into 15 days for Munzij wa Mushil therapy and rest of 15 days for massage with Roghane Farfiyun on lower back and affected limb for 15 minutes daily. The clinical evaluation was done on the basis of three objective parameters i.e. VAS (10 points Likert’s Scale), ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) and SLRT (straight leg raising test). Pre and post treatment values were statistically analyzed. The improvement was found highly significant with p <0.0001 in all the three parameters.

Key words: Irqunnasa, Sciatica, Dalk, Massage, Unani

[PDF Full Text]