Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Harmony and conformity between principles of traditional medicine and our modern findings in science of physiology
Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
In the first international congress on traditional medicine and materia medica, an article with the title of "Matching the principles and fundamentals of traditional medicine with findings and subjects in contemporary modern medicine" was presented and publication of a book in this matter was promised. The book was published with the title of “New insight in etiology, prevention and treatment of diseases" in the same year. Thereafter, more reasons were collected in support of the subjects presented in the book and various parts of that were discussed with and assessed by prominent professors of medical universities. Currently, one research project is being carried out with cooperation of Dr. Faramarz Fallahi, heart specialist, in Mostafa Khomeini Hospital, Tehran. Bellow, a paragraph of the mentioned book is pointed out:
"In the Iranian traditional medicine it is talked about heat, coldness, wetness and dryness. In other words, in this medicine special attention is given to two parameters of water and temperature. On the other hand, we know that endocrine system together with nervous system is the main systems to control the body vital activities and we can consider the pituitary gland as a leader and representative of the endocrine system. Hormones secreted by this gland control functions of most endocrine glands in the body and are as follows:
1. Growth hormone
2. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
3. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
4. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
5. Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Interestingly, the two of these six hormones are directly related to water and temperature of the body. ACTH plays essential role in regulation of water and TSH in regulation of body temperature. It can be concluded that deliberate harmony and conformity is observed between traditional medicine attention to water and temperature and our modern findings in science of physiology ".
At the end I should point out that in the book references I neglected to mention the name of Dr. Masud Naaseri's invaluable book named "One, Quantum, Mysticism & Medicine " from which I was inspired.