عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: The field of rheumatology is relatively new and young in comparison to other
related medical fields. I decided to do this study because, there was not any study regarding the Rheumatic
diseases in Iranian Traditional Medicine.
Methods: The Iranian Traditional Medicine opinions regarding the rheumatic diseases were obtained
and summarized from the following books: the Canon of Medicine, Zakhireh-i Kharazmshahi, Al-Aghraz
al- Tibbia val Mabahess al-Alaii, Ghanooncheh, , Hidayat al- Mutialimin, Khafi Alayee.
Results: In articular diseases it was believed that the cause is humors and dripping the drop in painful
joints, sexual excesses, and so on predisposed to joint involvement. In traditional medicine the bone and
joint diseases were divided to limited types, such as pain in joints, gout, back pain, sciatica and kyphosis.
Management of muscuskeletal disorders was based on consumption of plants to stop humors and evacuation
methods such as purging, vomiting, duresis and some procedures such as bleeding and dietetics.
Conclusion: In Iranian Traditional medicine, rheumatic diseases were divided into limited types and
most of these disorders were unknown.