Azma Waseem1*, Anwar Jamal1, Usama Akram1 and M Fazil2
1Research Officer (Unani), Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, India
2Head of Institute, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, India
*Corresponding Author: Azma Waseem, Research Officer (Unani), Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, India.
Received: July 24, 2020; Published: August 17, 2020
Epilepsy is one of the oldest ailments that have been affecting the human beings. As per World Health Organization (WHO), epilepsy is a chronic non communicable brain disease that may affects people of all ages. It is characterized by two or more provoked seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve the whole body or a part of the body. Near about 50 million people is suffering from epilepsy worldwide, and approximately 5 million people are diagnosed with epilepsy each year making it the most common neurological disease globally. Discrimination and social stigma is still associated with epilepsy in the world and it impact on the patient’s quality of life and their families as well. Most of epilepsy patients live in developing countries and unable to get the proper treatment for the disease.
In Unani system of medicine, epilepsy is described as Sar‘. Classification of epilepsy in this ancient system of medicine has been done on the basis of temperament, predominance of humor involved, internal and external factors etc. In this paper an attempt has been made to explore the concept of epilepsy in Unani medicine, its type, etiology and management through various modes of Unani treatment. This article will help in reducing the burden of this common neurological problem and development of new intervention for the disease.
Keywords: Epilepsy; Sara; Brain Disease; Unani Medicine
Citation: Azma Waseem., et al. “Epilepsy and its Management in Unani Medicine".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.9 (2020): 11-18.
Copyright: © 2020 Azma Waseem., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.