UNANI is the traditional and holistic science of living , Unani approach of a healthy living emphasizes on preserving the wellness of health with a balance in body ,mind & spirit to treat and prevent illness .It was first systematized by the Greek philosopher -HIPPOCRATES in 4th century B.C.E and subsequently developed and expanded by other physicians ,It was introduced in India by the Arabs and Persians sometime around the eleventh century. Today, India is one of the leading countries in so far as the practice of Unani medicine is concerned.
According to Hippocrates theory of DISEASE -he firmly believed that the illness or the disease condition is the product of Environmental factors ,Diet & Living Habits which has been more convincingly explained with the concept of ASBAAB E SITTA ZAROORIYA (6 Essential Components Of Life )which are – ENVIRONMENT & AIR , FOODS &DRINKS ,SLEEP &WAKEFULLNESS ,PHYSICIAL ACTIVITY & REST ,MENTAL ACTIVITY & REPOSE ,RETENTION &EVACUATION
Modern man has become increasingly estranged from Nature. Modern technology threatens to overwhelm and dehumanize us. A global environmental crisis threatens to annihilate our very existence on this planet and poses unprecedented challenges for the health of the individual. People around the world are desperately searching for something natural to heal their ills. Far from being an irrelevant, obsolete relic of the past, UNANI Medicine is needed now more than ever.
Our body has a constant interaction with the disease factors in day to day lives ,to form the first line of defense our health equates to fight a illness or disease within the body . Unani is the Science of Living that teaches us to take corrective measures at the right time inorder to regain Health and bring back balance within the body . Once we begin to understand our body with the help of a UNANI PRACTITIONER its easy to understand that order is intrinsically linked to disorder and as such The return of health and a balanced system is completely possible .
The word disease comes from the old French; des – meaning reversal, and aise – meaning ease or comfort. So to truly understand disease we must first comprehend the meaning of comfort or health. Due to the fact that a balanced system that included the functions as stated above , is completely responsible for bodily immunity and resistance to affliction and illness, even a contagious disease could not affect a person who has balanced good health.
DONT WAIT FOR A DISEASE TO KNOCK YOUR DOORS , GET TO KNOW YOUR HEALTH AND PRESERVE IT.
BY DR.AFROZ FATHIMA