An experienced and intelligent physician follows twenty traditional medical rules and regulations before diagnosing a disease and starts to treat the patient:
20 Traditional Medical rules and regulations a doctor should follow
1- Firstly, he should determine and classify the kind of illness.
2- Investigate the etiology of the disease, its origin, and cause.
3- Investigate the body’s constitution, the patient’s present condition, and his points of strength and weakness. If the patient’s condition is able to combat the disease, the physician should delay from prescribing any medicines.
4- Examines the balance of humor.
5- Identifies the condition of the corrupt humor.
6- Considers his habits.
7- Considers the season and time of the year, and what treatment can be more effective then.
8- Considers the age of the patient.
9- Considers the motherland and the kind of soil in which he or she grew up.
10- Considers the lifestyle, daily routine, and level of air pollution surrounding the patient.
11- Defines the kind of restoratives the patient can sustain.
12- Determines the potency of the medicine he intends to prescribe. And only prescribe the necessary dosage needed to overcome the disease.
13- The physician’s goal should be confined to overcoming the symptoms or isolating the disease. Instead, concentrate on expelling the illness such a way that it doesn’t make the condition worse or cause other serious side effects.
In such case, radical elimination of the illness requires a gradual decrease in the intensity of the disease, before deciding whether to go for a surgery, or whether a different kind of treatment is possible.
for example treatment of varicose veins.
14- In common situations before deciding on upgrading the potency of disease, the physician should try to use his wisdom in prescribing the most simple treatments.
For example, it should be the physician’s pleasure to commence treatment by balancing the patient’s meals before treating him with 103 dietary supplements, and he should prescribe simple drugs before prescribing compound drugs.
15- The physician must study the disease and decide whether it can be treated or not. For a chronic illness, the physician must concentrate on reducing the pain and sufferings as far as possible, to isolating the disease.
And to reduce the possibility of its spreading to others. The physician also should respect himself and the profession and don’t go before futile treatments for cheap monetary gains.
16- The physician should not attempt the purgation of in temperament or corrupt humor before their proper maturation. Instead, he must await their full action before resorting to purgation.
17- The physician must have compassion for the patient, and must treat him with kindness and understanding.
18- The physician also should have knowledge on various diseases of the hearts and souls. And the wisdom to deal with such aspects, and treatments for such psychological symptoms. Having such knowledge plays a major role in the healing process, particularly in dealing with emotional stress caused by illness. Such is the accomplished physician.
A practitioner who fail to acquire such expertise, though he were skilled at diagnosing the disease and prescribing the proper antidote. Still, he will only be able to treat half of one’s illness. In fact, an accomplished physician must inquire about the condition of his patient’s heart, faith, moral standing, piety, gratitude, patience, spiritual goals, and love. Otherwise, he may not be a true physician, instead, he could be a non-accomplished practitioner of the medical profession. Such appeals have a major role in repelling disease before they occur, and God willing, in effecting a cure for one’s illnesses.
19- The physician must resort to natural remedies as well as spiritual ones. He must use his intelligence, psychological and spiritual techniques, and ideological resourcefulness. Sometimes mental persuasion of the patient that he will be well, or that his illness will shortly pass away. In fact, an accomplished medical physician will use any permissible technique to help the recovery of his patient.
20- The physician must carry on his goal of treating the patient, pursuing the six essential prerequisites of his profession, they are:
- Cultivating the patient’s present strength.
- Help the patient in regaining the forfeited portion of his natural abilities if possible.
- Eliminating the cause of the disease if possible
- Halting any further complications and risks
- In the case of an aggravated risks, choosing the lesser risk to treat the greater one
- And taking the course of the lesser danger to eliminate the possibility of a greater one.
These six rules are core medical approaches for treating a patient.
A physician who does not champion such rules is not even a physician according to traditional guidelines.
Disclaimer: The above said are 20 traditional medical rules and regulations which are mainly sourced from traditional records. And are for reference purpose only. No intent for deteriorating any profession if found in that sense.