Prevention of Disease

Unani Medicine recognizes the influence of surroundings and ecological conditions on the state of health of human beings. This system aims at restoring the equilibrium of various elements and faculties of the human body. It has laid down six essential prerequisites for the prevention of diseases and places great emphasis, on the one hand, on the maintenance of proper ecological balance and, on the other, on keeping water, food and air free from pollution. These essentials, known as Asbab-e- Sitta Zarooriya, are: air, food and drinks, bodily movement and repose, psychic movement and repose, sleep and wakefulness, and excretion and retention.