Principles of Tibetan Medicine: What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you Revised Edition

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Singing Dragon, Jan 15, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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As people increasingly seek alternatives to modern medicine, interest is growing in the ancient system of Tibetan medicine, which has been practised for over 2,500 years. Known as 'gSo-ba-Rig-pa', or 'the science of healing', it is based on Buddhist philosophical principles, astrology and the close relationship between body and mind. This concise introduction presents all the essential information on Tibetan medicine. It covers the basic theoretical principles, practice and history of this traditional system, as well as methods of diagnosis and treatments such as urine analysis, golden needle therapy and cupping. It includes a chapter on case histories and provides information on what to expect from a practising physician based on compassion. With a comprehensive resources section, this book provides everything there is to know about Tibetan medicine at an introductory level. This book will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about Tibetan medicine, as well as anyone looking to find out more about Tibetan thought, Tibetan Buddhism, traditional medicine, comparative religion or Eastern spirituality.
 

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Contents

Authors Note
8
History of Tibetan Medicine
9
gSoba Rigpa The Science of Healing
13
The Theory of Tibetan Medicine
19
Causative Factors of Illness
31
Human Anatomy and Physiology
53
Common Diseases and Illnesses
71
Methods of Diagnosis
95
Treatment Techniques Part I
123
Treatment Techniques Part II
161
Case Histories
201
The Practising Physician
209
Further READING
217
Useful Contacts
219
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Dr. Tamdin Sither Bradley graduated from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, India, and has studied under the late senior personal physician of the Dalai Lama. She was the first Tibetan doctor resident in the UK, and still lives in London, where she operates a clinic. She regularly visits Belgium and Sweden for consultations.

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