Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 294-297
Ibn Sina’s Outlook of Characteristics of Nabd (Pulse)- A Review
Azizur Rahman1, Mohammad Aslam2
1Dept. of Mahiyatul Amraz, NIUM, Bangalore, India,
2Dept. of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib, AMU, Aligarh, India
Corresponding Author: Azizur Rahman
Pulsology is not a recent study but started in late BC or early AD century and is being still used in some traditional medicine systems like Unani, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine etc. In tenth century AD, Ibn Sina was the most popular philosopher and physician who explained cardiology. He explained the pulse and its related all aspects like physiology, anatomy and alterations in pulse according to pathology. He had also explicated the knowledge about the characteristics of pulse in different views. At the present time some pulse characters have been studied; but regrettably many of the pulse related facts have not yet been observed.
In this review paper, it was tried to collect the knowledge of Ibn Sina about pulse and its characteristics. This paper will be helpful to generalize the concept of pulse to better understanding.
Key words: pulse; unani medicine; characteristics; power.