Aligarh: Skin disorders can be severe, genetic, minor and even life-threatening, said Prof Asim Ali Khan, Director General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, while speaking as the Chief Guest at the inaugural function of the National Seminar on Amraz-e-Jild-wa-Tazeeniyat (Dermatology and Cosmetology) organised by the Department of Amraz-e-Jild-wa-Zohrawiya , Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
He added: “No matter how awful the skin disease, there are effective Unani treatments available.”
Prof Khan pointed out that Unani medicine is helpful in removing acne, pimples, and scars and is beneficial in the treatment and management of other acute skin diseases.
“Skin diseases are becoming increasingly important in terms of global disease burden and due to its effects on physical, mental and social well-being of an individual,” said Prof Khan adding that skin diseases also leave patients in distress and stigma.
He further pointed out that it is high time that the allopathy and traditional medicine systems work together for treatments of skin disorders.
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg said that skin is the largest organ of body and it protects from bacteria and viruses, and regulates the body temperature.
He added that due to life style problems, people are suffering with skin diseases as they are not exposed to enough of sunlight leading to Vitamin D deficiencies. “Skin diseases need to be controlled to avoid these deficiencies, which can cause prostate and breast cancer, memory loss, and an increased risk for developing dementia and schizophrenia,” said the Pro Vice Chancellor.
The Guest of Honour, Dr Suresh Arora spoke on the how non-surgical cosmetology techniques such as lasers, fillers and peels with Unani Medicine are becoming popular. Dr Arora also demonstrated some of these techniques during the seminar.
Prof Khalid Zaman Khan (Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) said that the seminar is aimed to provide a platform for teachers, researchers, students and practitioners of Unani Medicine to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
Prof Saud Ali Khan (Principal, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College) said that the participants of the seminar will benefit hugely with the deliberations by Unani medicine experts and renowned academicians.
The Organising Secretary of the programme, Prof Shagufta Aleem said that it is hoped that the seminar will give a concrete output in support of Unani medicine and its development.
Dr Sana Taufiq proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr M Anas conducted the programme.