ḥakīm :  n. a wise man; a physician of traditional Islamic medicine.

Ḥakīm Ilyās (Mīrzā Ilyās Kourosh Kāshānī) began his training in Traditional Islamic Healing & Medicine (TIHM) at six years of age through his father, Mīrzā Muḥammad Ṣādiq Shīrāzī Kāshānī.

Ḥk. Ilyās is a lifelong student of sacred knowledge. He is dedicated to the study, practice, and development of TIHM, the treatment of people in need, and teaching the next generation of physician-healers.

Ḥk. Ilyās received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech in December 1994 and additionally completed a premedical curriculum. He has studied meditation, qigong, yoga, and the martial arts since 1990. This was a transformative period during which he chose a life of service as a healer.

Since 1990, Ḥk. Ilyās has studied various traditional and modern holistic therapies, including Homeopathy, Japanese and Tibetan Reiki, Medical Qigong, Osteopathic manipulation, Tui Na, and Nutritional Science. In 1996, he began studying Classical Chinese Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where he was awarded a Master of Acupuncture degree in January 1999 and national board certified (NCCAOM) soon after. In June 2004, he resumed his studies in Chinese Herbology at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Fort Lauderdale, FL and received a certification in August 2006.

Ḥk. Ilyās was raised with a deep respect and reverence for all races, cultures, and wisdom traditions. He has actively sought to understand himself, life, existence, health, healing, and medicine in the light of the Sacred. The results of this journey have been remarkable as he has witnessed the tremendous gifts that God ﷻ has blessed us with. In 2000, he created Hakim Wellness, a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to provide holistic care, as well as to preserve, advance, and teach TIHM. He plans to launch  Hakim Wellness Academy in Sept 2022 and later build the Hakim Wellness Health, Education, and Retreat Center.

Ḥk. Ilyās is currently serving on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Documenting Hope project –“a crowd-sourced initiative led by a group of concerned parents, physicians, scientists, children’s health advocates, and other professionals who share a commitment to a safe and healthy future for our children.”

Ḥk. Ilyās also works closely with leaders, executives, teams, and organizations to identify and heal obstacles to comprehensive success, to cultivate non-violent, altruistic perspectives and strategies, and to finally align and focus their efforts in service of the greater good. His clients include the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Constellation Energy.

Ḥk. Ilyās lectures publicly on various subjects relating to religion, spirituality, eastern philosophy, traditional healing and medicine, and personal development. He currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina where he divides his time between treating patients, writing, and teaching.