Unani Medicine at Soul Kshetra
Aecs layout, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
The Unani System of Medicine originated in Greece (Unan).Hippocrates ( 460 – 377 BC),the “ Father of Medicine” freed medicine from the realm of superstition and magic and gave it the status of science.
The fundamentals of this system are based on Hippocrates’ Humoral Theory. This presupposes the presence of four humours in the body. According to Unani philosophy the health and illness of a person depends upon the balance of these humours in the body. They are Dam (Blood), Balgham (Phlegm), Safra (Yellow bile), Sauda (Black bile) remain in equilibrium.
Every individual at birth is endowed with a unique temperament and this is determined by the presence of all the four humors in different proportions in the body. If the equilibrium of all the four humours is disturbed, disease sets in. Therefore the Hakim adopts different methods to bring back all the four temperaments in equilibrium so as to restore the health of a person.