TRADITIONAL MEDICINE: FACT OR FICTION?

  • Ayurveda: One of the oldest forms of traditional medicine, practised largely in the Indian Subcontinent for more than millennia
  • Unani (the Arabic word for Greek, or Ionian medicine): thought to be established based on the teachings of one of the pioneers in the world of medicinal sciences — Hippocrates
  • Acupuncture: ancient traditional Chinese medicine that is based around the concept of inserting needles into the skin
  • African Medicine: Relies on spiritualism and deep knowledge of indigenous herbs
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Hiba Memon

Hiba Memon

Third-culture kid, dividing time between the UAE and Pakistan. An engineer by the day and a writer by the night.