Unani medicine has existed for centuries as an ancient form of healing. Many believe it is the secret to a happier and healthier life. Unani medicine is the traditional medicine practiced by Muslims in South Asia. Unani remedies have been healing Perso-Arab communities for years and contain elements of the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine.
What does Unani mean and what is it?
Unani or Yunani comes from the word “Greek” as this form of medicine was based on the works of the Greek physicians Galen and Hippocrates. This was a popular term used in the East by the ancient people of the Middle East.
Unani is based on the idea that the management of any disease depends on the diagnosis, which is based on the observed symptoms and temperaments. Unani medicine and Ayurvedic medicine are both based on the theory of elements existing in the human body. Phlegm, blood, black bile and yellow bile exist in the body, and each person’s mixture of these fluids determines their temperament. If one of these substances predominates more than the other, it is cured with Unani medicine. The treatment or therapy is called Ilaj-Bil-Tadbeer. These are the most popular Unani holistic treatments to cure your ailment.
1. Suction cups
In the Middle East, this is known as Hijaama. Cupping is used throughout Asia and involves heating glass cups on the skin to create suction. This suction then draws toxins from beneath the skin’s surface while decompressing muscles and other connective tissues. Improves blood flow and helps the body heal itself.
2. Khamira Abresham Hakim Arshad Wala
This formula is commonly used in Unani medicine and contains many antioxidant-rich natural substances that contribute to Unani treatments, such as citron, bay leaf, cardamom, and saffron. This is known to help brain function and overall health.
When in doubt, head to the sauna or steam room. Sweating, or Ta’areeq, is a powerful way to detoxify the body of those toxins and diseases. This is also a common way to reduce high body temperature and clear waste material from the bloodstream.
4. Majoon Suranjan
This herbal treatment consists of over 20 ingredients and is used to heal the painful aspects of rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation. This is due to the aloe vera, ginger and other anti-inflammatory ingredients it contains.
Massage, or Dalak, has been shown to remove accumulated toxins and waste metabolites. It can even help treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Try a massage gun or self-massager if you don’t have anyone to massage you or can’t afford regular massages.