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Welcome to Unani-Tibb

​​Unani is a Persian word meaning Greek and Tibb an Arabic word meaning medicine. It is a system of medicine that began with Imhotep in Africa, was embraced by Greeks like Hippocrates and refined over many centuries by Arab physicians like Ibn Sina.

 

 Unani Tibb

 

Unani is a Persian word meaning Greek and Tibb an Arabic word meaning medicine. It is a system of medicine that began with Imhotep in Africa, was embraced by Greeks like Hippocrates and refined over many centuries by Arab physicians like Ibn Sina.

One of the main components of Unani-Tibb is the recognition of each person's uniqueness. This uniqueness is known as Temperament. Temperament describes a person's physical characteristics (the constitution) and his or her psychological, and emotional attributes. It assesses personality strengths and weaknesses, and includes the predisposition (risk factors) for particular disorders. Although each person's temperament is as unique as their fingerprint, Unani-Tibb divides people into a combination of four broad categories, Sanguinous, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Bilious, with a dominant and a sub-dominant temperament.

Once the person’s temperament is known, the conditions likely to cause illness and the best way to treat them in accordance with their individual disposition can be identified. Based on this, the philosophy can empower individuals to better understand the unique makeup of man thereby aiding in the healing process.

 

Unani-Tibb is a complete, scientific and natural system providing alternative solutions. Within the discipline you can expect to find natural and herbal medicines and treatments, regimental therapies such as cupping, meditation, massage, aromatherapy and colour therapy. The modality also focuses on essential teaching on lifestyle management which includes correct breathing, sleeping, eating, and dealing with various emotions, activity and other important lifestyle components.

A broad overview as to what can be expected in each module:

Philosophy and Aetiology -The basic philosophical aspects of Unani-Tibb, especially the main axioms of physis, temperaments, qualities, humours, and the lifestyle or governing factors are covered in this module. The inter-relationship between the individual and the environment, both internal and external will also be dealt with. The Aetiology of health and disease expands the discussion of ‘cause and effect’. This part of the module looks at causes from different perspectives and directs the focus to identifying possible causes to illnesses.

Pathology and Diagnosis in Tibb - In this module, aspects of temperament, and explanations of its influence on pathology and diagnosis are discussed. The prime focus of this module is the understanding of pathology and diagnosis from the Unani-Tibb’s viewpoint strongly linking to the philosophy that governs the underlying thought process.

Pharmacology of Tibb -This module provides information on what can be expected within Unani-Tibb pharmacology. This includes a discussion on the rationale and merits of various herbs and its effects on the different bodily systems.

Therapeutics -This module deals with the theoretical and practical application of the different therapeutic options available to the practitioner of Unani-Tibb when dealing with patients suffering from one or more of a wide range of clinical conditions. In particular, we will cover the general approach adopted once a diagnosis has been established on the basis of the clinical signs observed, the symptoms disclosed, and the investigations undertaken.

Regimental Therapies -The theoretical and practical aspects of Cupping therapy and Dietotherapy when treating patients suffering from one or more of a wide range of clinical conditions are dealt with in this module.

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