Metaphysics and Talisman in Iranian Traditional Medicine

Author

Sadr M, Naghibi F and Mosaddegh M.

Proceeding

Traditional & Complementary Medicine Exhibition 2007 (TCME 2007), Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date

17/7/2007

Keyword

talisman, Iranian medical books

Abstract

Medicine is a central part of human culture. Responding to circumstances of time and place, Islamic physicians and scholars developed a large and complex collection that was chiefly the theoretical and practical body knowledge developed in Greek,Rome, India and ancient Iran. There was also an alternative genre of medical treatment by using Talisman and extraordinary properties of vegetables, animal body parts and stones .In Razes Alhavi and Ibn Sina Qanoon there are many treatments that have based on metaphysic approaches. Astrological considerations and conditions of the moon and sun in different parts of disease are significant factors in the assessment of the temperament of the sick person and calculation of curing chance. Talisman and its employees have made significant contributions in Ferdos Al Hekmeh of Ali Ibn Raban Tabari and Kholasato al Tajarobe Bahao Al dole Razi a famous Iranian phycician in 9th century. This Talismans and images are mainly based on a special numerical science that is named Ofagh .Images on the Talismans are some times based on legends. Analyzing of Talismans could be important in people beliefs about source of disease and appropriate treatment .In this paper we have investigate and analyze metaphysic treatments in some of Iranian medical books such as Alhavi ,Ferdos Al Hekmeh,Qanoon, Kholasato Al Tajareb and Alaj Al Amraze Hakim Mohammad Sharif Khan Dehlavi. Investigate and analyze metaphysic treatments in some of Iranian medical books such as Alhavi ,Ferdos Al Hekmeh,Qanoon, Kholasato Al Tajareb and Alaj Al Amraze Hakim Mohammad Sharif Khan Dehlavi. Metaphysic treatments and talisman treatment were a part of iranian medical books. Images on the Talismans are some times based on legends. Analyzing of Talismans could be important in people beliefs about source of disease and appropriate treatment.