This is the first systematic study of Tibb - Islamic Medicine - as a living tradition, by a practising Hakim, to be published in the English language. Originally published in 1986, this is the 5th revised edition.
This book introduces the reader to Tibb as a holistic paradigm of health. It explains the history and philosophy of Islamic Medicine, as well as its psychological and physiological concepts. The book discusses Tibb's theory of causes, diagnostic methods and offerings for preventative healthcare.
Hakim M. Salim Khan M.D. (M.A.) M.H. F.G.N.I. D.O
Hakim Salim has been practicing Tibb - Islamic Medicine - Since 1978 at Mohsin Health Clinic, Leicester, UK. Currently, He is Principal of College of Medicine and Healing Arts (CoMHA), a UK-based organisation providing training for therapists and community health education in-person and online.
Hakim Salim's teachers and inspirations in Tibb include Shabeer Hussain Sahib (ra), Moulana Nisaar Ahmed (ra) and Hakim Nabi Khan Sahib (ra).
He trained in herbal medicine and osteopathy with the General Council and Register of Consultant Medical Herbalists (now IRCH). He also studied iridology and nutrition with DR. B.C. Jensen and Farida Sharan.
Later Hakim Salim taught nutrition and iridology at the school of Iridology and Wholistic Healing, Cambridge, England.
Chapter 1: Historical Background
Chapter 4: Physiological Concepts
CHAPTER 7: Preventative Aspects
Chapter 2: Philosophical Conceptions
CHAPTER 5: Life Balance
CHAPTER 8: Principles of Treatment
Chapter 3: The Psychological Foundations
CHAPTER 6: Diagnosis
CHAPTER 9: The Future of Islamic Medicine
“This well written and easy to read book provides a concise and clear overview of a holistic medical understanding from an Islamic perspective. A very insightful read which has lead me to look further into this particular field.”
“A must read. This book is an excellent introduction and very easy to understand. It gives a clear picture of how this medicine works in very accessible terms.”
“There are a dearth of books on Eastern medicine including on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, but almost none in English on Unani-Tibb/Greco-Arabic Medicine. This short book covers the history of Tibb medicine, its incorporation of earlier traditions (Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, etc) and introduces the topics of humours, temperaments and elements.“
“The perfect introduction, and a comprehensive resource for continued study of this ancient yet wholly relevant field of medicine. Invaluable to all those interested in taking responsibility for their own health, happiness and wellbeing!“
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