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About the Author
Hakim M. Salim Khan has practised 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 on-site and online.
His 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 studied iridology and nutrition with Dr. B. C. Jensen and Farida Sharan. Later, he taught nutrition and iridology at the School of Iridology and Wholistic Healing, Cambridge, England.
Hakim Salim currently serves as President for International Register for Consultant Herbalists (IRCH), for International Association of Natural Medicine (IANM) as well as for Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International (GNI).
Through his eclectic training and considerable experience, Hakim Salim has developed a unique person-centred approach to facilitate a state of health and wellbeing in his patients. He is passionate and devoted to helping his patients and students.
About this Book
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.
Tibb an-Nabawi - Prophetic Medicine - provided the impetus and the 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.