A case study of a male British Muslim of Pakistani descend with severe
cluster headache was presented. The patient only responded to morphine
treatment but his condition continued to deteriorate. He resorted to ruqyah
complementary therapy, which is based on incantations of the Quran, after
seeking advice with a local imam (Islamic cleric). His condition improved
significantly and continued to have weekly preventative ruqyah therapy.
Since resorting to ruqyah, he has not any morphine treatment and the level
and duration of pain have reduced significantly. Ruqyah is popular for the
treatment of jinn possession but has also been found to have therapeutic
effect on non-mental health problems. The case illustrates that
complementing mainstream medicine with ruqyah can bring many benefits
especially within the Muslim community. Cooperation between mainstream
health service and faith healers is needed.

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