An Introduction to Islamic Medicine
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This book explains the history and philosophy of Islamic Medicine and explores its psychological and physiological concepts.
About This Book
This is the first systematic study of Tibb – Islamic Medicine – as a living tradition, by a practising Hakim, or Tibb physician, to be published in the English language. Being originally published in 1986, this is the 5th revised edition.
Tibb al-Nabawi – Prophetic Medicine – provided the impetus and foundations for the synthesis of Tibb, which is a living tradition of health. Tibb was synthesised in the crucible of the Middle East and integrated elements from Egypt, India, China and classical Greece. Tibb is an Arabic word, which in different places has been referred to as Arabic, Greco-Arab, Hikmah, Unani, Islamic and Sufi medicine.
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.
About The Author
Herbalist Salim Khan has practised Tibb [Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine] since 1978. His teachers and inspirations in Tibb include Shabeer Husain Sahib (ra), Moulana Nisaar Ahmed (ra) and Hakim Nabi Khan Sahib (ra).
Salim Khan trained in herbal medicine and osteopathy with the ‘General Council and Register of Consultant Medical Herbalists’ (now IRCH). He studied iridology and nutrition with Dr. B. C. Jensen and Farida Sharan. Thereafter, he taught nutrition and iridology at the ‘School of Iridology and Wholistic Healing’, Cambridge, England.
Salim Khan has the privilege of being the president of ‘International Register for Consultant Medical Herbalists’ (IRCH), ‘Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International’ (GNI) and ‘The Guild of Unani Tibb’ (TGU). He is also a trustee of the World Unani Foundation (WUF).
In addition, Salim Khan is also the director of ‘Mohsin Health’, and the principal of ‘College of Medicine and Healing Arts’ – or CoMHA, (both based in Leicester, UK).