The origin of Unani system of Medicine is in Greece. This ancient system of natural medicine had been practised since the last 6000 years. At present, globally this system of Medicine has been regenerated rapidly. It has in-depth potential in treating of diseases and disorders through a holistic approach with much less adverse effects. It is officially recognized and practiced throughout Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Present government of Bangladesh is most friendly to this system of Medicine.
Unani Medicine is based on the basic principles of four humors: Blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. Fire, water, earth and air are the four components of this system. It has greater significance in the treatment and management of diseases like infertility, weight loss, vitiligo, diabetes, kidney stone, obesity, habitual constipation, etc.
To develop this system of Medicine and to bring out skilled professionals, Hamdard Unani Medical College andHospital has opened the department of Unani Medicine in 1990 and offering DUMS (Diploma in Unani Medicine and Surgery) degree to the students. Very soon, this institution is going to offer BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery) program under the affiliation of Rajshahi University. After completing the BUMS program, one can pursue his/her career as Unani Physician, Pharmacist, may join in government hospitals, dispensaries, Unani Companies/Pharmaceuticals, Unani hospitals, teaching institutions, etc. The government have established research centers and council for the promotion of Unani Medicine. Government and private sectors are also hiring these professionals offering with lucrative jobs.