2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Concept of sihhat (Health): A unique concept in Unani System of Medicine
Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Mubeen and Dr. Tariq Nadeem Khan
The name Unani, derived from a Greek word Ionian, means the knowledge of the states of the human body in health and illness (decline of health). Unani medicine refers to a tradition of Greek, Arab, Iran and Indian medicine which is based on the teachings of Greek physician Buqrat (Hippocrates; 460-377 BC) and Roman physician Jalinoos (Galen129-200AD) and developed into an elaborate medical system by Arab and Persian physicians such as Al Razi (Rhazes), Avicenna (Ibne sina), Al Zahrawi and Ibn Nafis.1 This system of medicine is not only limited to the treatment of some symptoms of diseases but has a comprehensive approach for curing the diseases and preservation of health too. Health is a common theme in most cultures. In fact, all communities have their concept of health, as part of their culture. It is not mainly an issue of doctors, social services and hospitals but an issue of social justice. In Unani system of medicine most emphasis is laid on human health and almost all ancient physicians described each and every factor which is responsible for maintaining good health.
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Dr. Mohammed Mubeen, Dr. Tariq Nadeem Khan. Concept of sihhat (Health): A unique concept in Unani System of Medicine. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1364-1367.