The Traditional Healer's Handbook,
A Classic Guide to the Medicine of Avicenna.
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 413 pages,
by Hakim G.M. Chishti,
Published by Inner Traditions.
| Back in Stock August 2018 |
This comprehensive guide to healing synthesizes the principles and
practices of Hippocratic, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Persian medicine, and
includes the first English translation of one of the handbooks of
Avicenna, whose writings have been classics in herbal and dietetic
medicine for more than 1,000 years.
Based on the philosophy that
'' food is the best medicine '' - Avicenna's canon provides
simple and effective diagnostic techniques and therapies for maintaining
health and strengthening the immune system.
"Includes a botanical guide
for the 100 most-used healing herbs and recommended treatments for 400
conditions, including diet and nutrition, herbology, and aromatherapy."
"Hakim Chishti has distilled the essence of healing into this
comprehensive text . . . this book is indispensable for anyone
interested in traditional medicine." ---Lee Grotte, M.D., Professor of
Clinical Medicine Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
builds on Avicenna's approach, bringing extensive knowledge of the
original Persian texts to his own experience in Unani natural medicine.
Included is a wealth of information on the metabolic value of foods, the
role of exercise and rest, the cycles of fevers, classification of pain
and pulse diagnosis." ---Yoga Journal
"A serviceable history of
classical herbal medicine . . . still used by over half the world's
population . . . a practical manual." ---Los Angeles Times
About the Author:
A Fulbright Research Scholar, Hakim G.M. Chishti, N.D. studied
traditional healing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, and has twenty
years of practical experience in Unani natural medicine. He is the
author of The Book of Sufi Healing
(Healing Arts Press, 1991).
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Dimensions : 23 x 15.4cm.