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jiitm 2012, 2(4): 361-370 Back to browse issues page
Constipation in Traditional Iranian Medicine
M Elsagh * , F Hadizadeh , M Mazaheri , M Yavari , M Babaeian , A.R Sharifi Olounabadi , M Borhani , M.R Hajiheidari , A.R Ghannadi , M Avijgan
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Constipation is a common gastrointestinal complaint. More than one seventh of the adult population throughout the world experience chronic constipation. Different factors cause establishment or aggravation of constipation. In conventional modern medicine, specific and reasonably accurate criteria have been proposed for definition of constipation, and also some treatments are used for the condition. In the Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM), some terms such as hasr, ghabz-e shekam, and eteghal-e batn are used for constipation. Moreover, the type of constipation accompanied with pain is called qolanj. Comparative study of physiopathology and treatments of constipation in conventional medicine and TIM, and making use of different treatment approaches along with each other would lead to achievement of some approaches with higher cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study is to review the knowledge in the TIM about constipation and investigating the possibility of comparison of definitions, etiology, and treatments of the condition in the TIM with the corresponding items in modern medicine. Finally, some comparisons between these topics in the TIM and traditional Chinese medicine were provided.
Keywords: Constipation; Traditional Iranian Medicine; Conventional medicine; Gastric burn; Traditional Chinese Medicine.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/10/22
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Elsagh M, Hadizadeh F, Mazaheri M, Yavari M, Babaeian M, Sharifi Olounabadi A, et al . Constipation in Traditional Iranian Medicine. jiitm. 2012; 2 (4) :361-370
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Volume 2, Issue 4 (winter 2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله طب سنتی اسلام و ایران Journal of Islamic and Iranian Traditional Medicine
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