Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 279--281

Moxibustion (Artemisia plant at acupuncture point) as alternative therapy in Hypertension: A promising approach


Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui1, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin2, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami2, Siti Zaiton Mat So’ad2, Shazia Qasim Jamshed2 
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy,International Islamic University Malaysia, Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, Indera Mahkota, Jalan Istana, Kuantan 25200, Pahang
Malaysia

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 efficacy of moxibustion. But more controlled clinical trials are required to further establish the potential efficacy of moxibustion approach in hypertension.


How to cite this article:
Siddiqui MJ, Bin Kamarudin MF, Al-Shami AM, Mat So’ad SZ, Jamshed SQ. Moxibustion (Artemisia plant at acupuncture point) as alternative therapy in Hypertension: A promising approach.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2017;9:279-281


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Siddiqui MJ, Bin Kamarudin MF, Al-Shami AM, Mat So’ad SZ, Jamshed SQ. Moxibustion (Artemisia plant at acupuncture point) as alternative therapy in Hypertension: A promising approach. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];9:279-281
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