International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 11, Part B (2016)
Aina-Cheeni (Mirror Therapy) – A forgotten effective Regimenal modality of unani medicine
It is simple, inexpensive and most importantly patient directed mode of treatment that focus on moving the unimpaired limb or body part that can stimulate the brain noninvasively. Āina-Chīnī is a Persian word comprising with two components i.e. Āina = Mirror and Chīnī = to watch. Some physicians translated āina-chīnī as Chinese Mirror. Therapeutically, it is used for Tehreek wa Taqwiyat-e-Asab and exercise of the muscles. It is basically a neuro-rehabilitation regimenal modality. The principle of āina-chīnī therapy is very simple as, looking into the mirror; the patient observes the reflection of the unaffected limb positioned as the affected limb. When performing motor or sensory exercises with the non affected limb, the reflection in the mirror is often perceived as the affected, paretic limb.
How to cite this article:
Mohd Nayab. Aina-Cheeni (Mirror Therapy) – A forgotten effective Regimenal modality of unani medicine. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(11):120-122.