As a Unani practitioner, you recognize the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical causes of medical conditions and provide treatment involving the use of herbal remedies, dietary practices, and alternative therapies. Unani medicine is an ancient Greek system of medicine based on the qualities of four temperaments and four humors.

What does a Unani Doctor do?

Unani Practitioners examine the patient, take medical histories, diagnose a disease through Nabz (pulse), which is felt by fingers, and treat medical ailments using any of the modes depending upon the nature of the ailment and its causes such as Regimental therapy, Dietotherapy, Pharmacotherapy and Surgery.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Investigating the causes of the disease by observing and physically examining the patients in detail.
  • Checked Knowing the status of the mental health of the patient.
  • Checked Examining urine and stool.
  • Checked Understand the daily routine of patients by assessing their sleep pattern, food habits, environment, and lifestyle.
  • Checked Maintain client records, and researching cases
  • Checked Administering and keeping medical records of the clients

What are the specialisations in Unani Medicine?

The Moalajat discipline focuses on understanding the health and management of all medical conditions with reference to the theories, principles and concepts of Unani system of Medicine.
Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib focuses to provide promotive and preventive health care services to the community.
Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan focuses on minor OB-GYN procedures, family planning services, conducting normal labour, infertility management, and antenatal and Postnatal care.
Kuliyat discipline focuses on the research and training in general principles of Unani medicine.
The Ilmul Saidla focuses on improving the various dosage forms used in Unani Medicine, for preparation of newer dosage forms, and standardization and quality assurance of the finished products.

How to become a Unani Doctor?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A candidate seeking admission to Unani Course must have passed, 10+2 or its equivalent examination with an aggregate fifty per cent in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and the candidate should have passed 10th standard with Urdu or Arabic or persian language as a subject, or clear the test of Urdu in the entrance examination conducted by the University or Board.

Special Point: Pre-Tib course

Pre-Tib Course is a full time course of one year duration leading to main Unani Degree. A pre-tib course will act as a sufficient qualification for admission into BUMS. A candidate seeking admission to Pre-Tib course must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent.

Step 2
Take Kamil-E-Tib-Wa-Jarahat(Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-B.U.M.S.) Course

Admission to BUMS courses is done through NEET-UG .Few seats are Reserved for Pre-Tib Holders. The duration of BUMS shall be five years and six month including 12 months compulsory internship.

Step 3
Take Post Graduation in Unani

The duration of Post-Graduate Degree Courses is three years. Admissions are made on the basis of AIAPGET Score.The name of the Postgraduate Degrees are Mahir-e-Tib (Doctor of Medicine) and Mahir-e-Jarahat (Master of Surgery)

Special Point: Post Graduate Diploma in Unani

The duration of Post-Graduate Diploma Courses is two years.

Unani Colleges

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Requirements for masters in unani

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (from National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore for Mahir-e-Tib (Master of Medicine)

  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery(B.U.M.S.) degree with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.
  • Clear All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET) with a minimum of 50 % marks.

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Skills Required


A doctor should be caring and empathetic while they are treating their patients.

Communication skills

A doctor should have good communication skills which helps him to ease communication with his clients and be an advantage for him in treatment actions.

Critical-thinking skills

It helps the doctor to evaluate the condition of their patient’s health, quickly determine the most appropriate course of action, and decide further consultation or approaches if it is needed.

Detail oriented

The doctor should carry out the treatment on the basis of a detail understanding about the patient. The detail oriented approach could give quick results in treatment.


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