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Diagnosis practice in Malay medicine based on the kitab tib

Mat Salleh, Fairuzah and Saari, Zilal and Abdul Rahman, Nur Najwa Hanani and Mustafa, Norhissam (2020) Diagnosis practice in Malay medicine based on the kitab tib. UMRAN (International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies), 3 (2). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2289-8204


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/umran2020.6n3-2.417


This article will highlight the practices practiced in Malay medicine to diagnose an illness experienced by a patient based on the information contained in the kitab tib. This study will focus on six kitab tib that have been transliterated to roman writing. Then, these kitab tib will be analyzed to determine the diagnostic practices presented therein and structured their information based on certain categories and justifications. The main purpose is to analyze the contents of the kitab tib based on these three criteria (i) the diagnosis practices used in each kitab tib, (ii) the elements that influence the diagnosis based on each kitab tib, (iii) the main diagnostic method set forth in each kitab tib. As a result of this study, the practice of diagnosis in Malay medicine based on these kitab tib emphasizes on identifying imbalances between the four main elements of the body namely wind, fire, water and soil. These four elements will affect the state of the fluid in the body and consequently affect the results of the diagnosis. With this, it will determine the appropriate treatment to be given to a patient but it is necessary to provide latest complete analytical information to produce more accurate treatment results.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diagnosis, Malay medicine, kitab tib, content analysis
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:85527
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Jun 2020 08:50
Last Modified:30 Jun 2020 08:50

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