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Moxibustion (artemisia plant at acupuncture point) as alternative therapy in hypertension: a promising approach

Siddiqui, Mohammad Jamshed Ahmad and Kamarudin, Mohamad Fadly and Al Shami, Abdulkareem Mohammed and Mat So'ad, Siti Zaiton and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim (2017) Moxibustion (artemisia plant at acupuncture point) as alternative therapy in hypertension: a promising approach. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 9 (4 (October-December)). pp. 279-281. ISSN 0976-4879

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Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine. It is reported that high blood pressure causes ~49% of myocardial infarction and 62% of strokes. Effective treatment of hypertension is restricted by adverse effects and cost of the medication. Moxibustion is the application of heat by burning a small bundle of tightly bound moxa, to targeted acupoint, and sometimes it is used along with acupuncture. Encouraging results have been reported on randomized trials indicating the ef cacy of moxibustion. But more controlled clinical trials are required to further establish the potential ef cacy of moxibustion approach in hypertension.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6804/61662
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAM, effcacy, hypertension, moxibustion, randomized trials
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr M Jamshed Siddiqui
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 12:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61662

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