Principles of Tibetan Medicine
As people increasingly seek alternatives to modern medicine,interest is growing in the ancient system of Tibetan medicine, whichhas been practised for over 2,500 years. Known as'gSo-ba-Rig-pa', or 'the science of healing', it isbased on Buddhist philosophical principles, astrology and the closerelationship between body and mind.
This concise introduction presents all the essential information onTibetan medicine. It covers the basic theoretical principles, practiceand history of this traditional system, as well as methods of diagnosisand treatments such as urine analysis, golden needle therapy andcupping. It includes a chapter on case histories and providesinformation on what to expect from a practising physician based oncompassion. With a comprehensive resources section, this book provideseverything there is to know about Tibetan medicine at an introductorylevel.
This book will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more aboutTibetan medicine, as well as anyone looking to find out more aboutTibetan thought, Tibetan Buddhism, traditional medicine, comparativereligion or Eastern spirituality.
Dr. Tamdin Sither Bradley graduated from theTibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, India, andhas studied under the late senior personal physician of the Dalai Lama.She was the first Tibetan doctor resident in the UK, and still lives inLondon, where she operates a clinic.
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