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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102010

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100-114

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Arthritis (Waja ul Mafasil) in the light of Unani system of Medicine-A Review

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2349-5162

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"Arthritis (Waja ul Mafasil) in the light of Unani system of Medicine-A Review ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.100-114, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102010.pdf

Abstract

Arthritis is one of the commonest joint disorder affecting millions of people worldwide with an estimated 15% of Americans had some form of arthritis in 1995 and by the year 2020, an estimated 59.4 million will be affected. In India it affects 15% (180 million) people. Ancient Unani scholars have elaborately described inflammation and pain of joints under the caption of Waja ul Mafasil and managed with multidimensional approach, in contrast with the present day management of disease mainly with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which will be having large number of adverse effects. This review article highlight the salient features describing arthritis with reference to Waja ul Mafasil for empathizing disease condition as enunci¬ated by Unani scholars to provide a better alternative in terms of cost effective managements and side effects. Arthritis is a painful or inflammatory condition affecting joints and it’s muscles, and ligaments and may involve any joint that are; hips, knee, hands, wrists, back with accumulation of mawade fuzooni (vitiated matter) in the joints as the causative factor liable for pain and inflammation. Waja -ul-Mafaṣil the term is used frequently for joint pain. It encompasses all types of joint pain such as Niqris (gout), Waja- ul-Warik (low backache), Irqunnisa (sciatica), Waja-ur-Raqba (Knee Osteoarthritis), Waja-ul-Mafasil has been classified by the eminent Unani scholars are various types on basis of etiopathology as well as site of involvement of the joint. Risk factors for this disease are advance age, obesity, repeated use of joint from a long period. Dalak (massage) to relieve sign and symptoms. Unani treatment modalities are still giving challenge to modern system of medicine because of safe, effective, inexpensive, easily availability and fewer side effects.

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Osteoartheritis, Waja -ul-Mafaṣil, Ta’deel-e-Mizaj, Tanqiya-e-Madda/ Istafragat-e-Madda.

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"Arthritis (Waja ul Mafasil) in the light of Unani system of Medicine-A Review ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp100-114, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102010.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102010
Registration ID: 305328
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 100-114
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Arthritis (Waja ul Mafasil) in the light of Unani system of Medicine-A Review ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp100-114, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102010.pdf




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