Saturday, May 11, 2013

Know About Unani system of Medicine Background and History

Unani 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.

Unani 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 culture .

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.

Regimental therapy includes venesection, cupping, diaphoresis, diuresis, Turkish
bath, massage, cauterization,
purging, emesis, exercise, leeching,etc. 

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