Diagnosis in Unani

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2010-09-10

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Shankar, Jishnu
Ranjan, Rakesh
Nik Ilieva, Gabriela
Joshi, Himanshu

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Like Ayurveda, Unani medicine also relies heavily on examination of the pulse for diagnostic purposes. But here, in addition to the three humours enunciated for Ayurveda, there exists an additional fourth one. These are: Dam (blood), Balgham (phlegm), Safra (yellow bile) and Sauda (black bile). It is the imbalance amongst these four humours that causes disease. Students will get a good glimpse of how Unani doctors interact with their patients and diagnose with the help of pulse examination in these video clips.

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