(Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy)
Traditional Indian Medical Systems have a significant importance in treating various diseases since ages. AYUSH namely Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy and many other complimentary treatment methods are giving good relief to various health problems.
Indian Red Cross Society, Telangana State Branch has come up to combined the AYUSH systems under one roof with specializing faculties of Indian Medical and complimentary systems.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Treatments: Panchakarma Treatments available
Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It claims to improve health and happiness. Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union.
Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of pseudoscience and alternative medicine employing a wide array of “natural” modalities, including herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling.
Unanai System of medicine was originated in Greece. “Hippocrates”, the father of modern medicine was the founder of this system of medicine. The Unanai System of medicine sometimes referred to as Greco-Arab medicine or Unani Tibb, is based on Greek Philosophy. As per this traditional system, the human body is composed of four basic elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire having Cold, Hot, Wet and Dry temperaments respectively. The body fluids are composed of four humours; blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile.
- These humours have their own temperaments;
- Dam – Blood : Hot and Wet (sanguine)
- Balgham: Phlegm; Cold and Wet (phlegmatic)
- Safra – Yellow bile: Hot and Dry(choleric)
- Sauda- Black bile: Cold and Dry(Melancholic)
The quantity and quality of four humours affect the state of health and disease in the body. As long as these humours exist in normal balance, normal quantities and in the normal region of the body, the human system will work in a normal way. Any imbalance in the constitution of humours or changes in their quantity and quality result in diseases.
Treatment with Unani System of Medicine
|S.No||Disease||Type of treatment|
|3||Diabetic Neuropathy||Cupping + Medicines|
|4||Sciatica||Cupping + Medicines|
|5||Arthritis & Musculo skeletal disorders||Cupping + Medicines|
|6||Hepatitis & Jaundice||Cupping + Medicines|
|7||Low back ache||Cupping + Medicines|
|9||Kidney Stones||Cupping + Medicines|
|10||Diabetic foot||Leech Therapy + Medicines|
|11||a) Skin disorders specially psoriasis
b) Eczema, Vitiligo
|Leech Therapy + Medicines
|12||Non Healing ulcers||Leech Therapy + Medicines|
|13||Varicose veins including spider & reticular veins||Leech Therapy + Medicines|
|14||Male sexual disorders||Medicines|
|15||Gyenic disorders including leucorrhoea, menorrhogia etc||Medicines|
|16||Piles and constipation||Medicines|
The Siddha science is a traditional treatment system generated from Tamil culture. Palm leaf manuscripts say that the Siddha system was first described by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati. Parvati explained all this knowledge to her son Lord Muruga. He taught all these knowledge to his disciple sage Agasthya. Agasthya taught 18 Siddhars and they spread this knowledge to human beings. This system is practiced mainly some parts of Tamilnadu only.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine. It was created in the 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann. The theory behind homeopathy is that a sick person can be healed with very small amounts of something that produces the symptoms of the illness in a healthy person.
Based on the principle “Like cures Like” . That means disease causing properties, when potentised becomes the disease curing properties. Homeopathy acts on vital force and helps in bringing back the healthy state from the diseased condition.
- It is safe
- Easy to take
- Has no side effects
- It not only removes the symptoms, but cures the disease as a whole
- Removes the cause of the disease.
- Shows good results in all types of acute and chronic disease.