The school of traditional Iranian medicine: The definition, origin and advantages

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Abstract

Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM) consists of the sum total of all the knowledge and practices used in Persia from ancient times to now, from generation to generation relying exclusively on practical experience and observation handed down from generation to generation. TIM roots go back to over 2000 years ago and It is not too bold to go even further and claim that the Persians taught the Greeks the elements of that system of medicine, which has been known ever since as Greek medicine. Traditional medicine has special advantages with respect to all the imported medical systems; since it is considered as part of the people’s culture; and has a significant role in solving some of the cultural issues of health. Simply, traditional medicine can be a good assistant and help to the scientific and universal medicine. Introduction, development, and promotion of traditional medicine are a respect and honor to the culture and heritage of the people all around the world

Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2

Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2: 20-20
Oral Presentations

2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
October 4-7, 2004, Tehran, Iran

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The school of traditional Iranian medicine: The definition, origin and advantages

Naseri M.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM) consists of the sum total of all the knowledge and practices used in Persia from ancient times to now, from generation to generation relying exclusively on practical experience and observation handed down from generation to generation. TIM roots go back to over 2000 years ago and It is not too bold to go even further and claim that the Persians taught the Greeks the elements of that system of medicine, which has been known ever since as Greek medicine. Traditional medicine has special advantages with respect to all the imported medical systems; since it is considered as part of the people’s culture; and has a significant role in solving some of the cultural issues of health. Simply, traditional medicine can be a good assistant and help to the scientific and universal medicine. Introduction, development, and promotion of traditional medicine are a respect and honor to the culture and heritage of the people all around the world

Presenting Author: Naseri, M. naseri@shahed.ac.ir