Principles of Tibetan Medicine

Principles of Tibetan Medicine

What It Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do for You

Book - 2013
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
This introductory guide presents all the essential information on Tibetan medicine, an ancient medical system which has been practised for over 2,500 years. It covers the theory, practice and historical background of the system, as well as including explanations of methods of diagnosis and treatments such as golden needle therapy and cupping.
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.

Publisher: London : Singing Dragon, 2013
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781848191341
1848191340
Branch Call Number: R603.T5 B73 2013
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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