Traditional Therapies and Therapists in the Arab World Today

  • Mohammed F. El Sendiony


Investigation of contemporary tranditional therapies in various societies in the Arab world are in only the preliminary phase of scientific execution. To date, these research efforts have included very few studies in Egypt, the Republic of Sudan and Kuwait (Okasha, 1966/Nelson, 1968/Lewin, 1958/E1 Islam, 1967/E1 Mahi, 1955/Kline, 1963/Baasher, 1961/E1 Sendiony, 1974).


Emotional Exhaustion Arab Country Native Healer Arab World Traditional Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed F. El Sendiony
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  1. 1.African Psychiatric Assn.Riverina College of Advanced Education, School of HumanitiesAustralia

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