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Center for Unani Ilaj Bit Tadbeer - Regimental Therapy

Project funded by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
A Unit of Niamath Science Academy Niamath Science Academy is a Non Governmental Organisation registered under Tamil Nadu societies Registration Act 1975. Niamath Science Academy started with the aim to popularize, propagate and impart knowledge of basic fundamentals of the Unani System of Medicine and it was founded in the year 1985 by Prof. Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah.

Niamath Science Academy had submitted a project proposal for Grant-in-Aid for the up-gradation of Regimental Therapy unit as ‘Center of Excellence’. The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India had approved the project on 26.02.2010 as ‘Center for Unani Ilaj Bit Tadbeer – Regimental Therapy’.

The Center was inaugurated by Baba-e-Tibb Prof. Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah, Vice-President, Central Council of Indian Medicine, Member, Governing Body, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi on the 30th October 2011.

INTRODUCTION TO ILAJ BIT TADBEER (REGIMENTAL THERAPY)
Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimental Therapy) is one of the four methods and the most popular modality of treatment described in classical literature of Unani System of Medicine. Literally, “Tadbeer” is an Arabic word which has the meaning of “Regimen” or “Systematic Plan” whereas; “Ilaj” means “Therapy” or “Treatment”. So, “Ilaj Bit Tadbeer” means “Treatment through a Regimen” or “A special technique to improve the constitution of body by removing waste materials and improving defense mechanism of the body and protecting health.” In other words Regimental Therapy is best known as detoxification method.

In this way Regimental Therapy mostly comprises of Non-Medicinal Procedure by which the lifestyles for preservation of health and treatment of diseases are modulated with the help of certain procedure, tools and equipment’s described by eminent ancient and Unani physician. Like Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna have described various regimens for the management of diseases, either independently or combination with other therapies as an Adjuvant Therapy. Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimental Therapy) consists of so many modalities of treatment, major procedures are as follows.

  • 1. AMAL AL TALEEQ: Leech Therapy
  • 2. HIJAMAH: Move Cupping Therapy
  • 3. FASAD: Venesection
  • 4. IDRAR AL BAUL: Diuresis
  • 5. TAREEQ: Induced Sweating
  • 6. DALAK: Massage
  • 7. IMALA: Counter Irritant
  • 8. KAI: Cauterization
  • 9. HAMMAM: Turkish bath
  • 10. IS-HA’AL: Purgation
  • 11. QAI: Vomiting
  • 12. RIYAZAT: Exercise

  • As far as Regimental Therapy is concerned the Regimental process have been described in various ancient classical text of Unani System of Medicine for the help of Tabiy’at (Body Physique) in restoration of its functions with normalcy and equilibrium in the Akhlath (Body Humors) and Mizaj (Body Temperament). Regimental Therapy is an enormous expanding subject of The Unani System of Medicine. Now-a-days Regimental process is extensively and commonly being adopted as preventive measures and as an Adjuvant Therapy for various diseases especially for Lifestyle Diseases and Metabolic Disorders.