Know About Unani system of Medicine Background and History
system of medicine (Unani-pathy) is generally the medicine developed by
the muslims in India and elsewhere in the Islamic world . Unani
medicine originated in Greece and is based on the teachings of
Hippocrates and Gallen and it was developed into an elaborate medical
system by Arabs like Rhazes, Avicenna, Al-Zahravi, Ibne-Nafis and others
.Many Arab and Persian scholars enriched the system.
System is based on the four humours Phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam),
Yellow bile (Safra) and Black Bile (Sauda ) - it seems to mean hard
substance and black material). Most medicines and remedies
(often common herbs and foods) used in Unani are also used in Ayurveda.
While Unani was influenced by Islam, Ayurveda is associated with Vedic
Unani medicines got enriched by imbibing what was best in the contemporary systems of traditional medicines in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Persia (Iran) , India, China and other Middle East countries . In India Unani system of medicine was introduced by the Arabs and soon it took firm roots.
Unani System has Shown remarkable results in curing the diseases like Arthritis, Leucoderma, Jaundice, Liver disorders, Nervous system disorders, Bronchial Asthma, and several other acute and chronic diseases where other systems have not been able to give desired response.Now the system has crossed national boundaries and is popular among the masses globally.
Unani treatment is based on its natural and remarkable diagnosis methods and is affordable.
It is mainly dependent on the Temperament (Mizaj) of the patient, hereditary condition and effects, different complaints, signs and symptoms of the body, external observation, examination of the Pulse (Nubz), urine and stool etc. Unique and special treatment methods like Dieto therapy (Ilaj-bil-Ghiza), Climatic therapy (Ilaj-bil-Hawa), Regimental therapy (Ilaj-bit-Tadbir), make it a different and remarkable and popular system.