International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 9, Part A (2019)
Concept of child care described by Ibn-e-Sina in his Al-Qanoon Fit Tibb (Canon of medicine): A review
Unani Tibb is a holistic traditional system of medicine. It is one of the ancient systems of medicine of which many believe modern system of medicine has evolved. Greek/ Ionian is translated as Unani and Medicine as Tibb in Arabic. It can be defined as that system of Greek medicine which developed during Arab civilization. In the Canon of Medicine, a chapter is dedicated to the care of the newborn infant dealing with hygiene, breastfeeding and upbringing of the child. Care of the newborn from the time of birth regarding the care of the eyes, umbilicus, and bathing, dressing and sleeping quarters. In the phase of childhood, most of the care should be focused on adjusting manners. To protect the child from severe anger, grave fear, depression, or insomnia, attention should be paid to find out his likes and bring them closer and keep away things that the child dislikes. Ibn-e-Sina states that, “Mother’s milk is for growth of the baby’s body and the music is for growth of the mind” Hygiene and disorders of dentition, inflammation of gums, fevers and convulsion during dentition, aphthous stomatitis (thrush), constipation and diarrhea and their remedies also. The review article dealing with the medical care for newborn described by Ibn-e-Sina in their Canon of Medicine.
How to cite this article:
Dilawer Baig, K Md. F Rahiman Siddiqui, WM Sarfaraz Nawaz, Sayeed Hassan. Concept of child care described by Ibn-e-Sina in his Al-Qanoon Fit Tibb (Canon of medicine): A review. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(9):05-08.