A Multifaceted Review of Theories and Health Care Practises Prompted by Ancient Greek Under the Paradigm of Health

Authors

  • Sadaf Firdaus P.G. Scholar, Dept. of Tahaffuziwa Samaji Tib, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6201-1755
  • Ammar Ibne Anwar Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tahaffuziwa Samaji Tib, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India.
  • Abdul Aziz Khan Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tahaffuziwa Samaji Tib, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India.
  • Zamir Ahmed Associate Professor (Skin Department), Dept. of Tahaffuziwa Samaji Tib, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India.

Abstract

Ancient Greek civilization is one of the oldest civilizations in the history of mankind. Present modern civilization is grateful to Greek contribution in different sector especially in medical science. The humoral theory asserts that the human body consists of four humors which represent the cardinal fluids. The cardinal fluids are blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. Each humour is associated with a different organ and season. Tabiyat is an ultimate developer of the body to create the healthy environment within the body and prepare to fight against the disease. In ancient Greek medicine illness was initially regarded as a divine punishment and healing a gift from the gods. “Healthy mind in a healthy body” was the main component of the Hippocratic philosophy. Three main categories were observed in the Hippocratic provision of care: health promotion and mental care and art therapy interventions. The aim of this paper is to present the Different theories and philosophy of health and the provision of care at a physical and mental level in ancient Greece.

How to cite this article:
Firdaus S, Anwar AI, Khan AA, Ahmed Z. A Multifaceted Review of Theories and Health Care Practises Prompted by Ancient Greek Under the Paradigm of Health. J Integ Comm Health 2020; 9(2): 15-18.

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2020-12-23

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