Avicenna Canon of Medicine Complete Five Volume Set

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Canon of Medicine, General Medicine, Volume 1 Avicenna s famous Canon of Medicine comes to life in English with this translation. This volume contains generalities concerning the human body, sickness, health, general treatment and therapeutics. According to the Avicennian Medicine should strive throughout our lifetime to maintain that original balance and equilibrium in regard to its three aspects of the self: body, mind (soul) and energy (spirit). Contains an index. Canon of Medicine: Natural Pharmaceuticals, Volume 2 Published for the first time in English alphabetical order, this volume of the Law of Natural Healing is an essential addition to the history of medicine as it holds a treasure of information on what was known as Materia Medica used for over 1000 years to heal various diseases. Fully color illustrated with a 150 page, 7000 word index of the healing properties of each of the entries. By simple compounds, Avicenna includes 800 individual plants, herbs, animals and minerals and their healing properties for the various parts of the body. Contains an index of the contents indexed by healing properties. Canon of Medicine: Special Pathologies, Volume 3 In Volume 3, Avicenna presents various diseases systematically from the brain to the toes, with their etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with simple and compound drugs. Special mention may be made of the following sections: Head: brain, (unbalanced temperaments, headache in all its aspects, organic diseases of the brain, epilepsy, paralysis, etc.) eye, ear, nose, mouth, throat, and teeth. Chest: lungs, heart, breasts. Alimentary tract: stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder and spleen. Intestines and the anus, disorders of the rectum. Urinary tract: the kidneys, bladder and urine. The male reproductive system; the female reproductive system, conception, pregnancy, and diseases of women. Muscles: joints, and feet. Contains an index of the contents indexed by healing properties. Canon of Medicine: Systemic Diseases, Volume 4 This volume contains seven parts including On Fevers, a famous section of his Canon, often published on its own in the Latin translation. On Diagnosis Based on Symptoms includes a discussion on what a medical crisis is and how to deal with it. On Swellings and Pimples includes these illnesses as part of Systemic Diseases along with On the Loss of Continuity. This essentially deals with the importance of energy in Avicennian medicine and the resulting illnesses when the movement of energy is disrupted causing a loss of continuity in its flow. Poisons and the Cosmetic Art. Contains an index of the contents indexed by healing properties. Canon of Medicine: Pharmacopia, Volume 5 Avicenna structured his by beginning with the formulas for compound medications arranged according to the various types of preparations that he found in the previous medical books that had been translated into Arabic from Greek and Syriac. He then arranges the compound medications according to treating diseases from head to toe. These compound medications were based on his own experience and usage with patients. He gives the formula for more than 1000 tested simple and complex drugs, including plant and mineral substances, with a complete description of their application and effectiveness. For each one, he described their pharmaceutical actions from a range of twenty-two to thirty possibilities, including resolution, astringency and softening, and their specific properties according to a grid of eleven types of pathological conditions, diseases. This volume not only contains an index of the contents based on healing properties of the 800 natural pharmaceuticals, but in addition a comprehensive 400 page index of all five volumes based on the names of the natural healers and what they heal.

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Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Sina is better known in Europe by the Latinized name Avicenna. He was born in Afshana near Bukhara in Central Asia in about 973 CE. This part of Central Asia at that time was part of the Persian Empire. Avicenna is best known as a physician whose major work, the Canon (al-Qanun fil-Tibb), continued to be taught as a medical textbook in Europe for 600 years and is still used in the Middle East and South Asia under the name of Unani medicine.

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