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Unani system of Medicine (Unanipathy) which originated in Greece is based on the principles propounded by Galen, a Greek practitioner. After him, many Arab and Persian scholars enriched the system. Among them Abu Sina, an Arab philosopher and Physicist who wrote 'Kitab-al-shifa' or 'Avicenna' was noteworthy. This system earlier known as 'Galenic', later became Unani (Arabic name for Greek) system of medicine.

This system has a long and impressive record in India. It was introduced in India around 10th century A.D with the spread of Islamic civilization. Now Unanipathy has become a part of Indian system of Medicine and India is one of the leading countries so far as its practice is concerned. It is very much similar to our Ayurveda.

Unani Medicine established that disease was a natural process and that symptoms were the reactions of the body to the disease. It believes in the humoral theory which presupposes the presence of 4 humours -Dam (blood), Balgham (phlegm), Safra( Yellow bile) and Sauda (black bile) in the body. Each humour has its own temperament - blood is hot and moist, phlegm cold and moist, yellow bile hot and dry and black bile cold and dry. According to Unani, if the four main humours and the four primary qualities were all in a state of mutual equilibrium, one is considered healthy.

The diagnosis of diseases in Unani system of medicine is through examination of pulse, urine and stool. This system observes the influence of surroundings and ecological conditions such as air, food, drinks, body movement and repose, psychic movement and repose, sleep and wakefulness and excretion and retention on the state of health. This influence causes a dominance of one of the four humours in every human body. Unani believes that it is this dominance which gives a man his individual habit and complexion i.e his temperament. 

In short, Unanipathy aims at maintaining proper health by conserving symmetry in the different spheres of a man's life. Unani practitioners not only cures bodily diseases but also acts as an ethical instructor.

Treatment

Regimental Therapy - It includes venesection, cupping, diaphoresis, diuresis, turkish bath, massage, cauterisation, purging, emesis, exercise and leeching.

Dietotherapy - It deals with certain ailments by administration of specific diets or by regulating the quantity and quality of food. 

Pharmacotherapy - It deals with the use of naturally occurring drugs mostly herbal drugs of animal and mineral origin. Single drugs or their combination in raw form are preferred over compound formulations.

Unanipathy has shown remarkable results in curing diseases like Arthritis, Leucoderma, Jaundice, Bronchial Asthma, Filariasis and several other acute and chronic diseases where other systems do not give the desired level of positive response. The Unani system is a secular system in character and is popular among the masses.






Comments

   Shaziya, Mumbai
Reply Posted On :
4 - 2 - 2012

......good information......

 
   Atiqullah amini, Nangarhar /Afghanistan
Reply Posted On :
27 - 11 - 2011

good information

 
   Thasan, Thiruvarur
Reply Posted On :
22 - 9 - 2011

use full notes in my eduction and thnk you!

 
   John Antony, Tamil Nadu
Reply Posted On :
17 - 9 - 2011

Hi, Is it possible to cure HIV in your unnanipathy, because i contact a unani doctor from Mumbai he has a product, name is 'hoo imm plus'. He told me it can cure HIV. Is it true??

 
   MOHD, HYDERABAD
Reply Posted On :
4 - 6 - 2011

IS THERE TREATMENT IN UNANI FOR DURAL ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA A MAL FORMATION OF VASCULAR SYS AT SPINAL CORD.SURGERY IS PERFORMED.ANY SUGGESTIVE TREATMENT FOR NERVES TO REGAIN SENSE WHICH IS PARTIALLY LOST IN BOTH LIMBS

 
   Wayisa Hamza, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reply Posted On :
7 - 5 - 2011

As a BUMS undergraduate I felt this gives a good introduction about Unani System of medicine in a nutshell.

 
   Sachin Sapkale, Baramati
Reply Posted On :
15 - 12 - 2010

4 yrs. child girl having leucoderma on both eyes and also on forehead.... please suggest treatment for above.

Dr. Arif Md Khan, Sultanpur Posted On : 2 - 4 - 2017
If it is starting phase,it can be cured.Please consult any Unani Physician for better plan of treatment.

 
   Nirmal, Chennai
Reply Posted On :
18 - 10 - 2010

My mother who is 80 years old is now suffering with disease called Motor Neuron for last 2yrs. At present she is on ventilator with Respiratory problem. Is there any Medicines which can improve her Lungs & Muscles??

 
   DR SHAMSHER AKHTAR , Aligarh
Reply Posted On :
7 - 9 - 2010

really this is a very interesting to know abt the unani system i am also a student of BUMS but when i see the condition of unani in our country really im very imbreesd .

 
   Dr. MD. Irfan, Kolkata
Reply Posted On :
21 - 8 - 2010

excellent, information in summarise way

 
   Sree, BANGLORE
Reply Posted On :
14 - 5 - 2010

was helful. we could get some knowledge about what unani system is...

 
   Manoj acharya, Sambalpur ,odisha
Reply Posted On :
5 - 5 - 2010

Really unani system is better as compared to other.

 
   Mohsin Raza, India,Delhi
Reply Posted On :
26 - 4 - 2010

Nice information(10 out of 10)

 
   MOHAMMAD SHAHID, MUMBAI
Reply Posted On :
2 - 4 - 2010

I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THYROID.IS THERE IN UNANI MEDICINE CURE FOR THYROID

 
   azhar, jaipur
Reply Posted On :
1 - 4 - 2010

very good

 
   Mohammed Khadeer Pasha, Andhra Pradesh
Reply Posted On :
13 - 3 - 2010

Where the medicines are available and how to get them

 
   sahdev, grater noida
Reply Posted On :
13 - 2 - 2010

my mother shik for fiver very long times. snd we have madicend with every doctor our currcil. but no nay responce her problams so please will you advised for me sir.I wll wait you advice sir

 
   Sateesh Kumar, Warangal
Reply Posted On :
13 - 2 - 2010

I gone to allopathy,homoeopathy for asthama problem. but i didn't get complete cure.now i am suffering from asthama and diabetes- would I get good and complete cure for this chronic problems in Unani system of medicine?

 
   OWAIS, cochin
Reply Posted On :
3 - 2 - 2010

pls give me the treatment locations in kerala,or other states for Leucoderma in unani.Also give me the correct way of treatment.

 
   venkateshv, bangalore
Reply Posted On :
26 - 11 - 2009

sirs, i need the list of doctors/address/mobile no of AYURVEDIC/SIDDA/UNANI/HOMEOPATHY/ETC.

 
   Rajani Thube , Loni, Pravara
Reply Posted On :
9 - 11 - 2009

Sir, mazi ek maitrin tila payavar kodacha dag gele kitek varsh to tevdhach ahe mala ek vicharaych hot ki to kayamcha jau nahi shakat ka yavar kahi upay asala tar mala plz suchava

 
   Dr Praful J. Dudharejia, Rajkot
Reply Posted On :
21 - 10 - 2009

Kindly give me more detail about Unani therapy. Where I can found Unani practitioner?

 
   shafi usman, mumbai
Reply Posted On :
20 - 10 - 2009

sir. at present i am suffering from type2 diabetes please suggest best unani medicine

Dr. Arif Md Khan, Sultanpur Posted On : 2 - 4 - 2017
Dear Sir No doubt Unani is a good option where you will not be getting any side effects from medicines but Just saying I am suffering from T2DM and plz advsie unani medicine will not be wise.u require proper screening of your diabetes with current status of Eyes,Kidney and other organs.so its better to visit any unani physician and take medicine under his supervision.

 
   K. JAYADAS, TRIKKANDIYUR, TIRUR 4
Reply Posted On :
8 - 10 - 2009

UNANI TREATMENT IS NOT FAMILIER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHEN COMPARED TO ALOPATHY, AYURVEDIC & HOMEOPATHIC. THE CHARACTERISTIC SHOULD BE PUBLISHED SO THAT NOBODY WILL THINK ABOUT OTHER TREATMENTS.

 


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