In the Arab-Islamic countries, a pluralistic system reflects prophetic medicine developed after the death of the Prophet, Galenic2 humoral medicine, pre-Islamic magicoreligious traditions, and Western medicine. This pluralistic system also has a wide choice of healers. In all Muslim communities, people under distress turn to God to ask for His mercy and help. In almost all Arab-Muslim countries, the shrine of a welly (saint) or sayid (descendent of a prophet) is visited by patients to obtain baraka (blessings) and healing.