The Role of Body Organs in Cardiac Health from the Viewpoint of Avicenna

  • Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farshad Amini-Behbahani Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Roshanak Ghods Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahsima Abdoli Traditional Medicine and History of Medical Sciences Research Center, Department of History of Medical Sciences, School of Traditional Iranian Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
Keywords: Avicenna; Heart; History of medicine

Abstract

Some symptoms of heart illness can be due to diseases originating from other organs. In Persian medicine (PM), this state is called participatory heart diseases. Current medical findings have found an important association between symptoms of psychiatric disorders and chest pain. Some of the other organs such as the lungs, liver, stomach, intestines and uterus have a proven effect on the heart. This relationship between the heart and other body organs has been considered by different ancient medical doctrines during a long historical period. In this article participatory heart diseases are explained from the viewpoint of Avicenna.

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2018-10-01
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Hashem-Dabaghian F, Amini-Behbahani F, Ghods R, Abdoli M. The Role of Body Organs in Cardiac Health from the Viewpoint of Avicenna. JTIM. 3(3):120-6.
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