"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 4


Falij (Hemiplegia) and their understanding in the past: Unani concept


Author(s): Md Tanwir Alam1*, Izharul Hasan2, Wasim Ahmad3, Aisha Perveen4, Shaista Perveen4
1. Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Allama Iqbal Unani Medical College (AIUMC), Muzaffarnagar, U.P., India.
2. Associate professor, Dept of Preventive and Social Medicine, A & U Tibbia College, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India.
3. Dept. of Kulliyat (Basic Science), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4. Dept. of Pharmacology (Ilmul Advia), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Unani (Greco-Arabian-Indian) system of medicine (USM) is one of the ancient but effective mode of treatments, still prevails in major part of the world with different names. In recent era it is mainly practiced in Indian sub-continent with different names like, Unani medicine, Eastern medicine, Arabic medicine, Prophetic medicine etc. Its roots dated back to Greek era and it was flourish well in the hand of Arabian philosopher. It reached its apex in the middle Ages. Unani medicine is known for its unique concept and rational approach for exploring the unsolved and difficult problems of health and diseases. The word Falij or Falij-e-Nisfi is analogue with “Hemiplegia.” which means paralysis in entire longitudinal half of the body from head to foot. The first medical study of the disease palsy is attributed to Ibn Sina/ Avicenna (979-1037 A.D.). In this article authors describe about the concept, risk factors, causes, pathophysiology and classification of Hemiplegia in USM.

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