2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part APages: 41-47
Preventive and curative method of treatment: regimental therapy: A review
Dr. Md. Shahab Uddin and Dr. ZN Nuri
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Regimental therapy is an established therapeutic modalities now. Regimental therapy is special technique /physical methods of treatment to improve the constitution of body by removing waste materials and improving the defense mechanism of the body and protect health. In other words these are the best known “detoxification methods”. Therapeutic approach in Unani system are Ilaj-bil-Tadbeer (Regimental therapy), Ilaj-bil-Giza (Dietotherapy), Ilaj-bil-Dawa (Pharmacotherapy) and Ilaj-bil-Yad (Surgery) these are important modalities of Tibb for treating disease and maintenance of health. Among above said four modes Ilaj-bil-Tadbeer is very important, most of regimes are used independently or in combination with medicines. Regimental therapy improves the quality of health by improving the defense mechanism of the body. Asbab-e-satta zarooria (six essentials of life) are very important for maintaining healthy life, regarding this maintaining health and treating the disorders of body are achieved through modulating Asbab-e-satta zarooria. Old nomenclature of Ilaj-bil-Tadbeer is Molijat-e-khususi. By application of regimental therapies normal health can be restored. Riyazat (Exercise), Dalak (Massage or Friction), Takmeed (Fomentation), Nutool (Pouring of medicated water), Zimaad/ Tila (Medicated Paste/ Liniments), Tareeq (Sweating), Idrar-e-baul (Diuresis), Hammam (Bath), Ishaal (Purgation), Qai (Emesis), Hijama (Cupping), Fasd (Venesection/Blood letting), Taleeq (Leeching) and Kai (Cauterization) etc. are essential part of regimental therapies and are used for therapeutic and preventive purpose since centuries by ancient Unani physicians.