Local (Malaysian) leech as alternative healing treatment and an Islamic perspective

Zulhisyam Abdul Kari @ Abdullah, and Ahmad Zaki Amiruddin, and Mohd Hafiz Jamaludin, and Lee, Seong Wei and WanYusoff Wan Shaharuddin, (2016) Local (Malaysian) leech as alternative healing treatment and an Islamic perspective. International Journal of Islamic Thought ( IJIT ), 10 . pp. 68-77. ISSN 2232-1314


Official URL: http://www.ukm.my/ijit/volume-10-dec-2016/


The therapy is known from the time of extreme antiquity, dating back more than 2,500 years ago and still being practiced nowadays. This fact testifies to its efficiency in various health problems. In some cases, traditional medical practitioners use leeches for therapeutic healing treatment which is known as ‘cupping’. Such remedial method is quickly gaining acceptance amongst the local folks which is now becoming a thriving business. Some have made this treatment as their main business even though the therapy is quite recent for people in this country. This article discusses the process of cupping by using leech in the Islamic perspective and also the uniqueness of the hirudin protein in leeches respectively.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Alternative medicine; Hirudin protein; Islam and medicine; Leech
Journal:International Journal of Islamic Thought (IJIT)
ID Code:11024
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Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 03:55
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