DEPRESSION CURETHROUGH CUPPING THERAPYDr Izharul Hasan M.D (Unani)Govt of NCT, DelhiLecturer, Dept of juris & toxicologyA & U Tibbia College, Uni of DelhiContact No. 8287833547Email: email@example.com
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?Depression is one of the most common of all mentalhealth problems. One in five people experiencedepression at some stage of their lives. It often looksdifferent in men and women, and in young peopleand older adults. An awareness of these differenceshelps ensure that the problem is recognized andtreated. Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. Butthese feelings are usually short-lived and pass withina couple of days. When you have depression, itinterferes with daily life and causes pain for both youand those who care about you. Depression is acommon but serious illness. Most that experiencedepression need treatment to get better.
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OFDEPRESSION Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do toimprove your situation. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weightgain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies,pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feeljoy and pleasure. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the earlyhours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known ashypersomnia). Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent.Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything andeveryone gets on your nerves.
CONTINUING… Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt.You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults andmistakes. Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, andphysically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy,and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer tocomplete. Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behaviorsuch as substance abuse, compulsive gambling,reckless driving, or dangerous sports. Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physicalcomplaints such as headaches, back pain, achingmuscles, and stomach pain. Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, makingdecisions, or remembering things.
WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE INCLUDE: Talking about killing or harming one’s self Expressing strong feelings of hopelessness or beingtrapped An unusual preoccupation with death or dying Acting recklessly, as if they have a death wish (e.g.speeding through red lights) Calling or visiting people to say goodbye Getting affairs in order (giving away prizedpossessions, tying up loose ends) A sudden switch from being extremely depressed toacting calm and happy Saying things like ―Everyone would be better offwithout me‖ or ―I want out‖
TYPES OF DEPRESSION Different types of depression often have slightly different symptomsand may require different treatments. The five main types ofdepression are listed below. Major depression - a depressed mood that lasts for at least twoweeks. This may also be referred to as clinical depression orunipolar depression. Psychotic depression - a depressed mood which includessymptoms of psychosis. Psychosis involves seeing or hearing thingsthat are not there (hallucinations), feeling everyone is against you(paranoia) and having delusions. Dysthymia - a less severe depressed mood that lasts for years. Mixed depression and anxiety - a combination of symptoms ofdepression and anxiety. Bipolar disorder - (formerly known as manic depressive illness) -involves periods of feeling low (depressed) and high (manic).
Common medical causes of depression include: Brain injuries and diseases (eg. stroke, heart disease,head injury, epilepsy, Parkinsons Disease)/blockagesin vessels Low thyroid function Some forms of cancer Infectious diseases Blood vessel disease in the brain due to diabetesand/or hypertension Quitting smoking. Some steroid and hormonal treatments Anaemia Chronic pain
Brain-imaging technologies, such asmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI), haveshown that the brains of people who havedepression look different than those ofpeople without depression. The parts ofthe brain involved in mood, thinking, sleep,appetite, and behavior appear different.But these images do not reveal why thedepression has occurred. They alsocannot be used to diagnose depression.
COMMON TESTS DONE BY A DOCTORINCLUDE: Full blood count and biochemistry Thyroid function tests Urine test for sugar and protein Occasionally, a brain scan.
Treatment:Cupping Therapy refers to the therapeutic method ofapplying partial vacuum cups onto certain parts ofthe patients body. In Unani practice, this methodis also used in the treatment of depression.Cupping can be used to treat a wide variety ofconditions and illnesses. Relief can be found bythose who are suffering from both emotionaldifficulties such as depression and physicalconditions such as intestinal disorders. In order forhealing to be optimized, the practice works toimprove blood circulation. This technique is meantto treat blockages and not just to relax the patient.
Other Diseases can be cured by Cupping Therapy:Common cold and cough, Headaches including migraine, Breathingdifficulties (asthma), Lung inflammation and congestion, Diarrheaand constipation, Tonsillitis and sore throat , Stomach ache andheart burn, Hand, leg, neck and back pain, Neuralgia (nerve pain),Athletes foot , Skin problems including pimples, oily skin, itch,dermatitis, liver spots, Chills at fingers and toes, Eye problems –myopia, early cataract, conjunctivitis, Alopecia (losing hair), Allergy,Menstrual pain (endometriosis), Leucorrhoea (whitish/yellowishdischarge due to infection), Infertility, Urinary incontinence,Hypertension (high blood pressure), Hypotension (low bloodpressure), Arterio venous malformation, Angina pectoris (heart pain),Facial paralysis, Cervical spondylosis, Osteoarthritis and gout,Periodontal (gum) disease, Hemorrhoid (piles), Kidney malfunction(pre-dialysis), Diabetes, Liver problem (hepatitis and fatty liver),Losing memory and dementia (Alzheimer) , Stroke, Cancer.
Diseases cannot be cured byCupping Therapy:Congenital and genetically diseases.
Frequency of cupping:Critical disease: stroke victims - 3 consecutivedays and then weekly, preferably to be donewithin 72 hours of onset of stroke. In highblood pressure, diabetes, heart problem,asthma, high cholesterol, kidney malfunction,liver malfunction – weekly for few months,Mild disease: e.g. fever, cough, muscularpain – every 3 to 7 days until get relieve.