Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Review Article Volume 3 Issue 9

Mental Health through Unani Medicine

Usama Akram1*, Neelam Quddusi1, Azma Kausar1, Mohammed Fazil2 and A A Khan3

1Research Officer, 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
3Director General, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, India

*Corresponding Author: Usama Akram, Research Officer, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, India.

Received: July 06, 2020; Published: August 28, 2020



Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. In 2017, there were an estimated 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with mental disorder. Young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of mental disorder (25.8%) compared to adults aged 26-49 years (22.2%) and aged 50 and older (13.8%). In low and middle-income countries, between 76% and 85% of people with mental disorders receive no treatment for their disorder.

Unani system of medicine is the only system which intervenes with six essential factors (Asbab-e-Sitta Zarooriya) especially by Bodily AND Psychic movement (Harkat wa Sukoon Nafsani) and sleep AND wakefulness (Naum wa yaqza). In this regard, Tadeel-e-Ruh is the basic concept to keep away mental disorders. Equilibrium between these two causes of health (Asbab-e-Sehat) is enough to keep away mental problems. In spite of that there are a number of Unani single (Mufradat) and compound (Murakkabat) drugs for examples Sedative (Musakkinat), exhilarants (Mufarrihat), Mubrridat (cold inducers) and brain strengthener (Muqwaiy-e-Demagh) keep away mental disorder such as Dementia, Insomnia, Headache, Depression and other mental disorders.

In this paper, efforts have been made to explain the concept of mental health mentioned in Classics of Unani medicine along with the management of mental disorders.

Keywords: Unani; Asbab-e-Sitta Zarooriya; Mufradat; Murakkabat; Mental Health



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Citation: Usama Akram., et al. “Mental Health through Unani Medicine".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.9 (2020): 63-71.


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