What can the Muslim polymath Ibn Sina (980-1037 CE), known in the West as Avicenna, teach us about wellness in time of post-pandemic?
Known as the Prince of Physicians, Ibn Sina’s concept of health and diseases was to balance these three states: physical, mind and spirit.
As traditional medicine and ancient healing wisdom gain momentum for 21st century problems, it has also seen the revival of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM), many of which are inspired by Ibn Sina’s Al Qanun Fi Al-Tibb (The Canon of Medicine) written in 1025.
TAIM is a system of healing based on restoring life balance through herbal medication, dietary adjustments and spiritual care. Many of TAIM’s pioneering holistic approach to wellness have influenced and inspired modern medicine.
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar is the world’s first wellness resort dedicated to Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine. Drawing on Chiva-Som’s years of expertise in delivering holistic wellness therapies to guests worldwide, Zulal offers over 400 treatments. Some of these feature both Prophetic and traditional Arabic medicines such as sidr herbs, neem leaves, dates, camel milk, honey and Camelgrass.
Each programme is tailored to individual health needs, whether for relaxation, detox, fitness or weight management. Meals and nutrition have also been curated to be balanced and are rooted in Arabic healthy food traditions.
And here’s the big plus: the resort is divided into two areas – the adults-only Zulal Serenity and the family-friendly Zulal Discovery. So bring the papooses along and embark on a journey of wellness together!