Unani Medicine

"A Science of Miracle Healing"

What is Unani Medicine?
Images of Hippocrates, Galen and Ibn Sina

Unani Medicine is a system of healthcare based on the classical clinical precepts of the early pioneers of medicine Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, Galen and Ibn Sina the ‘Prince of Physicians’. Extensively practiced from east to west throughout the world till eighteenth century and remained in the Indian sub-continent up to now, it has been introduced into many countries worldwide over the past decades.

The Unani Medical system is fundamentally empirical in nature, as it draws extensively on clinical experience extending back several centuries. Even so, there is a large body of scientific evidence confirming the beneficial impact of Unani Medicine on a number of common, chronic disorders such as, arthritis, bronchial asthma and diabetes etc…

Uniqueness of Unani Medicne
  1. "Patient-orientated” medicine. Treating the patient not the disease.
  2. Follows a multi-factorial holistic approach to health and disease management.
  3. Treats both the symptoms and the underlying causes to restore the natural health.
  4. Health focused, not disease driven and focuses on diet, environment, lifestyle and trusted herbs.
  5. Recognizes that the body has the ability to self-regulate and to self-heal through the power of Physis.
  6. Recognized each patient’s individuality and formulates unique treatments and advice to restore the unique health.
  7. Recognizes the harmonious connection between body, mind and spirit as necessary for optimum health.
  8. Accepts that many diseases have a spiritual dimension which is recognized within a treatment regime
  9. Examines a patient’s diet, lifestyle and social interactions in its approach to health maintenance.
  10. Unani Medicine is best suited for treating long terms chronic, recurring disorders including degenerative changes.
Benefits of Unani Medicine
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  1. All the Medicines are made out of pure natural ingredients with 100 % safety.
  2. No side effects due to non-chemical ingredients.
  3. Treatments available for most of the common diseases in the world.
  4. Most of the medicines are in user friendly palatable form for easy consumption.
  5. Time tested medical system with 2000 years rich clinical experience.
  6. Wider selection of medicines from more than 180000 prescriptions.
  7. Treatments available for many surgical disorders with non-surgical interventions.
  8. More treatment options for a single disease with patient based approaches.
  9. Not only a curative medicine but also a best preventive medical system in the world.
  10. Patient can use any natural medicines with any other non-natural medicines at the same time due to none inter actions.
Why Choose Unani Medicine?
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Unani Physicians offer primary healthcare (accepted by the World Health Organization in 1976) to patients who choose to follow a more integrative approach to their healthcare. The shift from treatment to maintaining health is its prime objective.

Unani medicine can stand alone as a practical and acceptable system of health maintenance and disease treatment. However, the Unani Medicine paradigm is largely compatible with orthodox, conventional medicine; they both share a common ancestry. This compatibility confirms Unani Medicine as a suitable partner in the practice of integrative medicine, when combined with conventional medicine. In the treatment of acute diseases and emergencies, conventional medicine would be the paradigm of choice, whereas in chronic disorders it would be Unani Medicine . In addition, whereas conventional medicine tends to favor the suppression of symptoms, Unani Medicine is more directed at identifying and nullifying the underlying causes and contributory factors. The two medical paradigms would therefore truly complement each other.

Source Documents

  1. Douglas Guthrie MD,FRCS(Ed),FRSE- A History of Medicine -1960
  2. Philip .K Hitty - History of Arabs –London 1958
  3. Hakeem Mohamed Said-Traditional Treatment in Central Asia & Pakistan –Hamdard Medicus Karachchi 1994.
  4. www.en.wikipidia.org, www.unanitibb.org ,www.tibb.co.za