Abstract: Dalk (Massage) is one of the most important part of Unani System of Medicine and widely practiced method of Ilaj bit Tadbeer. Dalk (Massage) is of different types. Dalk relaxes the body and it evoke some physiological and or psychological effect which serves to achieve the therapeutic, restorative or preventive goals. Sehar (Insomnia) has been described well by various ancient Unani scholars in Unani literature. Unani system of medicine claims to possess possible treatment for insomnia and offers a number of drugs and therapies including dalk therapy for this disease. Almost all ancient unani physicians have advocated the dalk therapy in the treatment of insomnia particularly with medicinal oils, but unfortunately their effectiveness have not been much evaluated scientifically. Despite the fact that this therapy is in practice in unani medicine and large number of patients have been treated successfully, this therapy still require more scientific validation in the control of insomnia. In this paper a detailed review of dalk therapy and its efficacy in management of insomnia is being discussed.
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Saba Fatma, Rubi Anjum. Dalk (Massage therapy) and its efficacy in management of insomnia. Int J Unani Integ Med 2020;4(3):14-18. DOI: 10.33545/2616454X.2020.v4.i3a.138