Reference Books

4 Temperaments 6 Lifestyle Factors

Written by Prof Rashid Bhikha, was published in January 2006, with huge success. It is an interesting and motivating read aimed at the consumer and gives clear, explicit instructions on how to identify ones temperament, as well as offering individualised lifestyle programmes for each temperament. Beautifully laid out, with a wealth of information on the health science of Tibb and the impact which all aspects of lifestyle has on health, this book is a must-have for every home.

Healing with Tibb

“Healing with Tibb”, provides consumers with a comprehensive overview of the Tibb philosophy with the aim of empowering individuals to better maintain health and manage illness conditions using appropriate lifestyle factors. This detailed yet easy to grasp publication has been designed for individuals without a medical background to better understand the key concepts of Temperament-Your Uniqueness; and its relationship to the predisposition of illness conditions; as well as Physis- the body’s innate ability to self-heal, and how each individual can support Physis to achieve internal harmony.

The causes of illnesses and the rationale behind treatment from the Tibb perspective are explored in-depth, with discussion centering around the qualitative nature of disease. Readers are given insight on how lifestyle factors appropriate to each individual as well as to specific illness conditions can help restore and managing health. The book offers a wealth of invaluable information and includes 50 common illness conditions. It provides readers with an overview of each condition, the Tibb understanding on that disease, and its management, using medication and regimental therapies where necessary, but focusing on diet and Lifestyle Factors.

Cooking for your Body Type

Everyday Meals to suit your Temperament

Our second book,” Cooking for Your Body Type – Everyday Meals to suit your Temperament” is aimed at the consumer. Not only is this popular recipe book a gastronomical delight it also provides valuable insight into the philosophy of Tibb and the importance of eating correctly to suit your individual constitution.

Theoretical Principles of Tibb

In keeping with the Institute’s primary objective of promoting the training and practice of Tibb, the Institute has uploaded its latest e-book titled “Theoretical Principles of Tibb” for free download. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the philosophy, aetiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. This reference book can be a primary source in the training of Unani-Tibb doctors as well as medical professionals trained in Western medicine, wishing to integrate the principles of Tibb into their current practice.

The book was reviewed by international experts as listed below:
“The author has made tremendous effort to collate information on Tibb in a systematic manner which will definitely benefit not only health care professionals from Conventional Systems and allied healthcare workers, but also become a handy reference book for practitioners of Tibb (Unani System of Medicine)”.
Dr. Ghazala Javed, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), Government of India

“The work is excellent to put forth the knowledge of this centuries old medical science to the present medical world”.
Prof. M M Wamiq Amin, Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, India

“The book reveals philosophical aspects of Tibb, especially the concept of Tibb and holism, and should be of interest to anyone wanting to explore the history and philosophy of Tibb”.
Prof. Hakim Abdul Hannan/Prof. Tasneem Qureshi, Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Pakistan

“The beauty of this book is that in a concise manner, the basic principles, preclinical and therapeutic information, which was spread over multiple books, has been documented in a single book in well-organized and systematic chapters”.
Prof. Shakir Jamil, Jamia Hamdard University, India; Former Director General of the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine.


Lifestyle Factors in Tibb

Tibb believes that by being aware of our unique temperament and the role of lifestyle in the governance of our health, we can empower ourselves to make wiser choices that will prevent and overcome illness.

This video details the Tibb philosophies of temperament and Lifestyle Factors and explains their value in the modern world where we often choose convenience over healthy choices – at the expense of ourselves. Through self-awareness we can take responsibility for our own health.

About Tibb – Knowing your individuality and Self-healing

Tibb is a holistic system that that acknowledges your individuality – it takes every aspect into account. By knowing yourself, your personality and the environmental and emotional issues that affect you, you can enhance your well-being and promote self-healing.

This video highlights the key philosophies of Tibb, especially with regards to our fast-paced, stressful lifestyle that often leaves us in a health deficit.

“Good health is defined not by the absence of illness, but by the harmony with ones environment through mental, emotional and spiritual wellness” Prof. Rashid Bhikha (Chairman and Founder of the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb)

Outreach and Partnership programme

The Institute has partnered with the Department of Health, NGO’s, and health providers to bring effective, affordable healthcare to underprivileged communities. Our social responsibility programme promotes empowerment in health by educating the public on the role of lifestyle in health promotion and illness management, with trained community health workers as Tibb Lifestyle Advisors.

This video, gives a first-hand account from some of our partners in Soweto, where Tibb has made a profound impact on the community.

Conceptualised, directed and produced by Lianne Cox from A Gaia Works Production.

Tibb Corporate video

The video depicts the activities of the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb

Research Articles

Lifestyle: the Bedrock of Good Health

Tibb: A Science of Medicine the Art of Care