PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF LIFESTYLE DISORDERS THROUGH ASBAB-E-SITTA ZAROORIYAH (SIX ESSENTIAL FACTORS) – AN APPRAISAL
Abdul Azeez Rizwana*, MHM Hafeel, Aliya Parveen, Asima Basheer and Basharath Rashid
Greeco Arabic medicine (Unani) is 2500 years back. Unani system of Medicine lays rules for a balanced lifestyle, which revolves around six essential factors (Asbab e Sitta Zarooriyah); these are atmospheric air, dietetics, rest and physical activities, psychological activities and rest, sleeping patterns and wakefulness and eliminations and retentions. Lifestyle disease is a group of diseases the onset and progress of which are concerned with lifestyle and behavior factors such as dietary habits, physical activities, rest, smoking, alcohol consumption, etc. Unani system of medicine differentiates lifestyle diseases and other diseases within the context of the Asbab-e- Sitta Zarooriyah. According to Unani medicine, lifestyle diseases are the diseases which arise from imbalance in the Asbab-e- Sitta Zarooriyah over a long period of time. In this review paper, we will discuss about role of Asbab-e- Sitta Zarooriyah in prevention and control of lifestyle disorders.
Keywords: Asbab-e- Sitta Zarooriyah, Lifestyle, Unani Medicine.
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