Bodies in Balance
360 pages, 10 x 12
250 illustrations, 120 in colour
Release Date:01 Mar 2014

Bodies in Balance

The Art of Tibetan Medicine

Edited by Theresia Hofer
University of Washington Press

Bodies in Balance is the first comprehensive,interdisciplinary look at the triangular relationship of the Tibetanart and science of healing (Sowa Rigpa) with Buddhism and arts andcrafts. Exploring the history, theory, and practice of Tibetanmedicine, it shows a unique and complex system of understanding bodyand mind, treating illness, and fostering health andwell-being. Generously illustrated with more than 200 images,Bodies in Balance includes essays on contemporary practice,pharmacology and compounding medicines, astrology and divination,history, and foundational treatises.

Theresia Hofer is author of The Inheritance ofChange.
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