Blood, Phlegm, Yellow bile, and Black bile

According to practitioners of Unani medicine, achieving a balance of the bodily fluids known as “the four humors” (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) is essential to health.

 

Air, Earth, Water, and Fire

Another key principle of Unani medicine is that disease results from an imbalance in air, earth, water, and fire, four elements thought to comprise all that exists in nature, including the human body.

What is Unani Medicine?

Unani medicine is a system of alternative medicine that originated in ancient Greece but is now practiced primarily in India. Involving the use of herbal remedies, dietary practices, and alternative therapies, Unani medicine addresses the prevention and treatment of disease.

Principles of Unani Medicine

According to practitioners of Unani medicine, achieving a balance of the bodily fluids known as “the four humors” (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) is essential to health.

Another key principle of Unani medicine is that disease results from an imbalance in air, earth, water, and fire, four elements thought to comprise all that exists in nature, including the human body.

In addition, Unani medicine is partly based on the principle that environmental conditions, including the quality of water and air,) can significantly impact health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Unani doctor?

Unani medicine, also called Unani tibb, Arabian medicine, or Islamic medicine, a traditional system of healing and health maintenance observed in South Asia. The origins of Unani medicine are found in the doctrines of the ancient Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen.

Is Unani better than Allopathy?

Allopathic medicines attempt to alleviate the symptoms of disease by attacking/affecting the natural defense of body whereas the Unani embraces the body’s natural response system by either encouraging the symptoms of healing or attacking the root cause of the illness.

Which is better Unani or Homeopathy?

Unani and Homeopathy are similar in the sense that they both use natural remedies. A main difference is that Unani believes in preventing a disease while homeopathy believes in curing a disease. Unani medicine complements the scientific Allopathic medicines, whereas homeopathy is against it.

What are the Side Effects?

Certain treatments used in Unani medicine (such as certain herbal preparations) may be harmful to some people. Keep in mind that supplements haven’t been tested for safety and dietary supplements are largely unregulated.

In some cases, the product may deliver doses that differ from the specified amount for each herb. In other cases, the product may be contaminated with other substances such as metals. While consumers face such risks when purchasing any dietary supplement, these risks may be of greater magnitude in the purchase of products containing a variety of herbs in varying doses.

Also, the safety of supplements in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and those with medical conditions or who are taking medications has not been established. It should also be noted that Unani medicine is not a licensed health profession in the United States.