The role of the association is to support Traditional Unani Medicine in order to protect the safety and well-being of the public, and to provide the public with a Register of professionally trained, capable and insured Unani Tibb practitioners. We strive to maintain the highest possible educational and professional standards and have developed core elements to set minimum training standards.
If you are interested in training to become a Unani Tibb practitioner in the UK please contact one of the training providers listed on the Training Providers page. If you would like to join the Association, please visit our memberships page. If you would like to consult one of our practitioners, please visit the practitioners page.
What is Unani Medicine?
Unani medicine (also known as Unani tibb, Greek-o-Arabic medicine, or Islamic medicine) is a traditional system of healing and health maintenance mainly observed in South Asia. The origins of Unani medicine are found in the doctrines of the ancient medicines such as Greek physicians including Hippocrates and Galen.
This medicine was later developed and refined through systematic experiment during the Islamic Rule, by physicians such as Ibn Sina. During the Islamic Caliphate the majority of ancient principles of medicinal knowledge (such as Greek) was translated into Arabic. Additional contributions of medical wisdom came from other parts of the Middle East and South Asia.
This system of humoural based medicine was also practiced in Europe until the advent the current conventional (biomedicine/allopathic) medicine.