Who is Alkmaion of Croton?June 25, 2021
According to Alkmaion, health is protected through the balance of forces such as wet, dry, cold and hot. The “sovereignty” of one of them is the cause of the disease. Because the dominance of one of them alone is harmful.
The source of the disease is the extreme heat or cold in the temperament, and the cause is over or under eating. It was claimed that the place where the disease was found was blood, brain or marrow. However, from time to time, diseases that occur due to external causes have also been defined: for example, the quality of the water or soil of the place of residence, overwork, torture or similar reasons. In contrast, he argued that health comes from a balanced mixture of qualities. Theses have been published that Alkmaion may be the wise Lokman Hekim mentioned in the Qur’an.