Ta’areeq (Diaphoresis/ sweating) is one of the regimental therapies (Ilaj- bil- tadbeer) used to emit moisture through the skin’s pore. It is a method specially used for lowering body temperature (Taqlee-e- haraarat), cleaning and evacuation of morbid material from the blood (Tanqia-e- khoon).
It is a natural process of releasing waste products from the body, such as skin, blood and from other organs.
Some of the methods of Diaphoresis (Ta’areeq/ sweating) are hot fomentation (dry and wet), certain types of massage, bathing with lukewarm water, keeping the patient in a room and blowing hot air.
The main objectives of Diaphoresis (Ta’areeq) are:
- To treat ailments like ascites, leucoderma and uraemia
- To cure diseases like nasal catarrh, certain inflammatory conditions
- To provide nutrition to the skin
- To maintain the body temperature