REGIMENAL THERAPY IN UNANI MEDICINE WITH FOCUS ON PURGATIVES – AVICENNA’S APPROACHAbstract
Proper and normal functioning of the bodily process must be ensured in order to maintain perfect health. Any disturbance in the normal humoral balances whether it is excess, diminution or blockage leads to disease stated Avicenna (980-1037 A.D) the revered Greco Arabic physician and author of world-renowned treatise “Al Qanoon fit tib.” He has treated certain diseases by regulating metabolic processes through various modes of treatment. Regimental therapy is one such core method of treatment through which the morbid matter is eliminated or its excessive production is checked, or its spread is arrested and resolved by certain special techniques and thereby restoring humoral equilibrium. There are various forms of such therapy with details of its application. Purging is one such specialized method of regimental therapy through which deranged humor is eliminated from the body after proper administration of concoctive (Munzij). This therapeutic methodology is employed especially to combat certain ailments of sub-acute and chronic duration. The present communication is an attempt to highlight Regimental therapy with special reference to various aspects of purgation as surveyed from various Unani classical literature.
Z. Ahmed *, A. Alam, Ghufran, K. Rabee, M. A. Qamri and N. Hasan
Department of Moalajat (Medicine) National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore, India.
20 May 2014
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