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Tibb is a humanistic and holistic approach that recognizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual causes of illness or health, as well as the techniques of modern science and medicine.

Tibb is spearheaded by the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb. The main objectives of the Institute include promoting the training and practice of Tibb in South Africa with special emphasis on educating and empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own health.

For Tibb true healing comes from within. Tibb is not merely a medical system – it is a Lifestyle.

Integrating Tibb: Holistic Healing with A Science of Medicine, and the Art of Care

In this video Prof Bhikha provides insights into the holistic approach of Tibb (Medicine) and the philosophical principles on which this system of medicine has been practiced for more than 2500 years as A Science of Medicine, and the Art of Care, and also why Tibb and Western medicine can be ideal partners in Integrative Medicine.

My Journey to Tibb

Prof. Bhikha’s introduction to Tibb began more than twenty-five years ago. In this heartwarming, personal interview, learn more about his journey to Tibb in South Africa, his dedication to holistic healthcare with improved clinical skills and service delivery through mindful responsibility to the greater community.

About the Institute

The Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb was established as a Public Benefit Organisation, in 1997 to promote the practice and training of Tibb in South Africa. Founded by Prof. Rashid Bhikha, who has dedicated his lifetime to health upliftment, the Institute has worked tirelessly towards effective and holistic healthcare through the principles of Tibb. In this interview, Prof. Bhikha talks about his vision for the Institute and his passion for social upliftment.

History of Tibb

The History of Tibb is as old as the history of man, with Unani-Tibb, also known as Greek medicine, being documented for close to five-thousand years. Learn about the evolution of Tibb through the centuries as Prof. Bhikha discusses historic periods, the progression of Tibb philosophy and the changes to holistic medicine with the advent of the germ theory.

Philosophy of Tibb

In this introduction to the Philosophy of Tibb, Prof. Bhikha discusses the principles of Tibb that he will explain in depth in the videos that follow. Learn how Tibb is a branch of knowledge that deals with the states of health and disease in the human body for the purposes of adopting suitable measures for the preservation or restoration of health based on the temperamental and humoral theory.

Tibb Principle: Creation

Everything in the universe, from the smallest to the largest in creation, constitutes the four elements of heat, cold, moistness and dryness. The result of this is that each and everything created has an overall quality called ‘temperament’. In this episode, Prof. Bhikha shares insight into the concept of creation in relation to Tibb.

Tibb Principle: Qualities

In this video detailing the principle of Qualities in Tibb, Prof. Bhikha discusses the effect of qualities on human beings, and all living organisms. Gain insight into why qualities provide the basis of interpreting aetiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

Tibb Principle: Physis

Physis can be likened to having our own personal doctor living inside us, an inherent wisdom of self-healing. In this video, Prof. Bhikha explains the Tibb principle of Physis giving insight into why Hippocrates described this innate capability as ‘vis medicatrix Natura’ or ‘the ability of the body to heal itself’.

Tibb Principle: Temperament

The concept of temperament is one of the unrivalled features of Tibb. In this episode, you will learn how to identify your unique temperament to optimize your wellbeing. Prof. Bhikha details how an individual’s temperament is a combination of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual attributes and explains why knowledge of your unique temperament will empower you to live a healthy and productive life and also provides insights to predisposition to illness conditions that you will be inclined to.

Tibb Principle: Humours

The humoral theory was conceptualised by Hippocrates 2500 years ago. It covered all aspects of health and disease from prevention, aetiology, pathology, diagnosis to treatment until the end of the 18th century. Learn more about this key principle in Tibb, as Prof. Bhikha explains why every level of organisation within the body is infused by and interconnected with the humours. Learn how the humours are identified, why they provide nutrition to the body’s complex structure and how they are responsible for the body’s energy requirements.

Tibb Principle: Lifestyle Factors

The Six Tibb Lifestyle Factors are ultimately the cause of both health and disease. After gaining an understanding into the Tibb principles of Temperament and Humours discussed in the previous videos, this episode provides detailed explanation of the best way to maintain homeostasis by effectively managing lifestyle. These factors of Air & Breathing, Food & Drink, Sleep and Wakefulness, Rest and Movement, Emotions and Elimination are specific to each temperamental type.

Tibb Principle: How Illnesses Develop

Tibb recognises that illnesses do not just happen but are the result of identifiable cause. In this video, Prof. Bhikha discusses how the Tibb principles of physis, temperament, humours and lifestyle factors allow for a comprehensive understanding of how illnesses are caused. Gain insight into the pathological processes that result in the disruption of homeostasis which could lead to the development of disease.

Tibb Principle: Treatment

Now that you understand the Tibb principles and the pathological processes that may lead to illness, Prof. Bhikha explains tried and tested Tibb treatments in this episode. Tibb treatment options work to restore homeostasis combining application of Lifestyle Factors, eliminative therapies and pharmacotherapy

Why Consumer Empowerment

Tibb is a science of medicine on both the preservation of health, and the restoration of illness conditions. To this end, empowering individuals in health promotion has always been an important objective of Prof. Bhikha. In this video, he discusses the need for consumers to take responsibility and actively participate in their health and wellbeing.

Personalised Lifestyle Programme: Health Promotion

In this video, Prof. Bhikha explains the need for health promotion within the context of an individual’s temperamental combination. Gain insight into the implementation of the Tibb Personalized Lifestyle Programmes for optimum health and also to delay the onset of chronic illness conditions.

Personalised Lifestyle Programme: Illness Management

Whilst Treatment in Tibb includes the use of natural or herbal medication, eliminating toxins through cupping, massage or purgation, the primary focus of this video is to empower consumer to understand illness management through lifestyle changes. In the final episode of this series, Prof. Bhikha discusses illnesses conditions that are highlighted in the book, ‘Healing with Tibb’. He further explains why lifestyle protocols are unique for each illness condition and how best to integrate health modalities for optimum benefit.

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.

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

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)

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

Outreach & 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.

Personality Traits of the 4 Temperaments

This video highlights a comedic approach of the personality traits of the 4 Temperaments in Tibb as explained by Joey Rasdien.

Tibb Corporate Video

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