Iran Persian Traditional Medicine registers in UNESCO ثبت جهاني پزشكي سنتي در سازمان يونسكو ايران
March 5, 2018 (Persian calendar 1396/12/14)
The practice and study of medicine in Persia has a long and prolific history. The Iranian academic centers like Gundeshapur University (3rd century AD) were a breeding ground for the union among great scientists from different civilizations.
These centers successfully followed their predecessors’ theories and greatly extended their scientific research through history. Persians were the first establishers of modern hospital system.
In recent years, some experimental studies have indeed evaluated medieval Iranian medical remedies using modern scientific methods. These studies raised the possibility of revival of traditional treatments on the basis of evidence-based medicine.
Iranian Traditional Medicine, also called Persian Traditional Medicine پزشكي سنتي ايران is one of famous forms of traditional medicine which is grounded in the four humours concept: Phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam), Yellow bile (Ṣafrā’) and Black bile (Saudā’).
Some traditional medicine forms are in this base. Yunani and Graeco-Arabic are the most famous of that. It is based on the teachings of Greek physician Hippocrates and Roman physician Galen, and developed by Rhazes, Avicenna (Ibn Sena) into an elaborate medical system.
The old medical system was developed by a number of nations. Iranian Traditional Medicine, although often presumed as part of Yunani medicine because of a great overlap between these two, still is a separate tradition with roots further in the ancient Iranian and Indian past.
Iran Persian Traditional Medicine registers in UNESCO
ثبت جهاني پزشكي سنتي در سازمان يونسكو ايران