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:: Volume 5, Issue 2 (11-2019) ::
Caspian J Reprod Med 2019, 5(2): 8-18 Back to browse issues page
A review on the historical investigation of dysmenorrhea from Abulcasis’s point of view
Elham Behmanesh , Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur *
Department of Traditional Iranian Medicine, School of Traditional Iranian Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran , Seyyedali1357@gmail.com
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Background: Dysmenorrhea is a frequent medical condition with painful menstrual cramps, which can cause infertility. The aim of this study was to discuss the viewpoints of Abulcasis (Abulcasis) about dysmenorrhea. In addition, Abulcasis’s definitions of dysmenorrhea and his treatment approaches were described and compared with the current terminology of modern medicine.
Methods: The literature used for this paper was collected through both hand search of published ancient medicine texts and the electronic databases, Web of Science, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Full-text articles between the years 1926 and 2017 were reviewed in terms of appropriacy.
Results: Albucasis (936-1013 AD), the Andalusian physician, was an early scientist describing dysmenorrhea in his medical textbook, Al-Tasrif. Abulcasis’ points of view about dysmenorrhea were based on humoral theories. He classified menstrual pain into three categories based on the etiologies. Tree proposed pathologies, focusing on decreasing blood flow, are comparable with what is explained about the function of prostaglandins in current medicine. He suggested therapeutic plans including lifestyle modifications, oral and topical herbal remedies.
Conclusion: Current findings depicted that most of the medicinal plants mentioned by Abulcasis can reduce pain in women with dysmenorrhea. In addition, most of his opinions can be compared with current medical concepts.
Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, History of Medicine, Medieval History
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Received: 2019/09/22 | Accepted: 2019/11/28 | Published: 2019/12/28
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Behmanesh E, Mozaffarpur S A. A review on the historical investigation of dysmenorrhea from Abulcasis’s point of view. Caspian J Reprod Med 2019; 5 (2) :8-18
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