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Effect of Tareeq (Sweating) to Control the Progress of Samane Mufrat (Overweight/Obesity) – A Study

Abdul Haseeb Ansari, Mohd Zulkifle, Zahid Kamal


Samane Mufrat (obesity) is a chronic and increasingly common disease characterized by excess body fat. It occurs due to decrease in hararate ghareezia (innate heat). It is more prevalent in women because of their barid mizaj (cold temperament). The shaham wa sameen (fats) are barid ratab (cold wet), so they accumulate in barid mizaj individuals. A loss of 5% to 10% of body weight of obese has been shown to reduce health risk such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension and insulin resistance. In this study, effects of tareeq (sweating) in obesity management were evaluated. The study was an observational before and after treatment self-comparison, which was conducted in Regimenal Therapy Unit of National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) Hospital, Bangalore. A portable steam bath was used for tareeq for 30 min. The included subjects were assessed on the basis of change in subjective as well as objective parameters. The duration of study was three months and the sample size was 30. In this study, female subjects were 66.7%, from 20 to > 60 years of age group. Before treatment, mean of weight was 84.15 kg and after the completion of protocol the weight of each subject was recorded and mean was calculated. It was found to be 82.62 kg. When the difference of two means was compared statistically by paired ‘t’ test, it was found insignificant (p > 0.05).



Obesity, samane mufrat, tareeq, barid ratab; shaham, sameen

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