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Principles of Tibetan Medicine

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you Revised Edition
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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.
  • Published: Feb 15 2013
  • Pages: 224
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781848191341
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Brion Sweeney, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tara Rokpa Psychotherapist, Health Service Executive and former Clinical Director of Addiction Services, Greater North Dublin

    “This authoritative overview of the principles of traditional Tibetan medicine is written by a fully qualified physician within that system. Tamdin Bradley has masterfully synopsised and translated the core 12th century text of this tradition, the Four Medical Tantra (rGyud-bzhi), into an easily understandable, accessible and relevant format. As she says herself 'The uniqueness of Tibetan medicine is that it is based on Buddhist philosophical principles, astrology and the close relationship between the mind and body.' She thereby opens this unique system to western academics, researchers and the ordinary person.”