Aijaz Khan

Srinagar: A one-day workshop cum training programme on Hijama (Cupping Therapy) was organised by the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Srinagar as a part of the Unani Day celebrations here.

More than 50 participants from different Unani medical colleges and practitioners from the field participated in the programme.
Various experts from the Unani medicine delivered powerpoint presentations on different aspects of Hijama.
The experts also highlighted the success of the institution by relieving the pain and eradicating baldness of the patients by this therapy.
After the presentations, the participants were given the practical demonstration of Hijama. They were shown various instruments,   types and methods of performing the Hijama.

Unani Medicine has been playing an important role in public health especially in combating NCDs, lifestyle disorders and various chronic diseases by providing cost-effective Unani treatment and quality products for patient healthcare.

The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), has launched a 50-day countdown for Unani Day 2019 on 23 December 2018. During these 50 days, the CCRUM and its regional institutes/centres organize a host of activities and events as a run up to Unani Day which is celebrated on 11th February every year. The countdown activities include marathons, writathon, quiz competitions, public health talks, daily health tips for the general public, workshops, etc.

11th February, the birthday of Hakim Ajmal Khan, was adopted as Unani Day by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India in 2016 in recognition of his contribution as an eminent Indian Unani physician. The Ministry of AYUSH also adopted a scheme for AYUSH Awards for Unani Medicine which has the provision of conferring 12 Awards each year in different categories – Best Research Paper Award, Young Scientist Award, Best Teacher Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award. The CCRUM celebrated first Unani Day in Hyderabad and second in New Delhi in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Unani Day is a great occasion for the Unani fraternity which is celebrated in a great way throughout the country. To celebrate Unani Day 2019, the CCRUM will organize a two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine for Public Health, a ceremony for distribution of AYUSH Awards for Unani Medicine, an exhibition of industry and academia, an event for the release of the CCRUM’s publications and many more events in the national capital.


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