One of the most ancient alternate forms of medicine which came into existence with the belief of not only treating a patient “inside out”, but also by restoring the balance between the organ systems, resulting in a healthier life is Unani system of medicine
While the Unani system is the comprehensive medical system
that provides preventive, promotive, curative, as well as rehabilitative healthcare, its basics, diagnosis, & methods of treatments, are on the basis of scientific principles as well as a holistic approach. This is regarding every individual that is concerning his environment and mainly emphasizes the health of mind, soul & body.
In this system of medicine, there are six factors that are regarded as essential in order to maintain both good health as well as prevent diseases. If any individual practices the basic principles with the right balance, his health remains maintained.
Therefore, health is considered as a state of the body where the body functions are normal, while humours are balanced. This is based on 6 essentials elements that include:
• drink and food
• sleep and wakefulness
• excretion and retention
• physical activity
• mental activity and rest
How the diagnosis is carried out
What tells the Unani physician a lot regarding his ailment is firstly the patient’s physical appearance – it is the 1st highlight. Later, inquiries regarding the patient’s dietary intake, symptoms, sleep and activity patterns, etc result in obtaining more and more insights and information and all these form the basis of the treatment.
While the Unani medicine system is part of the knowledge of ancient cultures that has stood the test of time, it has depicted significant results in curing ailments such as respiratory conditions, skin & blood, gastrointestinal tract, Musculoskeletal system, liver, nervous system, etc. Now, this system has gone beyond national boundaries and is famous amidst the masses around the world.