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ROLE OF DALAK IN MANAGING BACKACHE DURING PREGNANCY -A UNANI PROSPECTIVE

Author Names : Misba Naim
Page No. : 01-04  volume 1 issue 1
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ABSTRACT

Pain is known to steal the joy out of anyone’s life but it can be even more devastating for mothers-to-be. Pregnancy is considered a health risk because of the tremendous changes that occurs in normal physiology of body. Aches being, the commonest discomfort felt by about 80% of pregnant. The severity ranges from mild discomfort to unbearable pain. Joint laxity, weight gain, poor posture and hormonal changes have a collective effect, contributing pain. Modern therapy involves use of analgesics besides physiotherapy. Over 50% of pregnant women use these analgesics for pain. Management of pain during pregnancy is still challenging for several reasons. Most concerning are the potential effects of medications on the fetus. It’s the today after hundreds of researches, modern physicians advised that physiotherapy/massage is safe for pregnant to alleviates the pain, whereas Unani physicians mentioned this under section “tadabeer-e-hawameel”, thousands of years ago as evident by classical Unani literature. Unani system states pregnancy is a condition of accumulation of morbid matters which results in pain. Various therapeutic massages are indicated and mechanism of action is based on holistic approach of fundamental concept of imaale-mawad. The present appraisal is an earnest effort to highlight the description of massage/dalak for pain during pregnancy as enunciated in Unani literature.

Keywords: tadabeer-e-hawameel, dalak, pain, pregnancy, women, health

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