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Tibetan Medicine

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Tibetan Medicine
Tibetan Medicine

With a history of over 2300 years, Tibetan medicine is a medical system featuring complete theoretical system, unique curing methods, and strong ethnic flavor. It is formed by virtue of long-term practice as well as continuous accumulation and perfection in this regard by the Tibetans.

Having developed for over 2000 years, Tibetan medicine has absorbed theoretical primes of ancient Chinese medicine as well as medicine of Tianzhu (India) and Dashi (present Iran and Arabia) on the basis of summarizing Zang people’s experience in medication. It is presently the second major traditional medicine, following traditional Chinese medicine. In 8 A.D., Yutuoningma • Yundangongbu, a famous Tibetan doctor, wrote a world-famous pharmacopeia of Tibetan medicine — Four Medical Tantras, thus symbolizing the completion of Tibetan medial system with unique features.

Tibetan medicine was divided into southern and northern schools in 14 A.D. Both the “Mercury Baptizing Method” and “Renqingchangjue Compatibility Feat” applied by the northern school in Lhasa are medicine processing skills of distinctive features. In contrast, the southern school taking Kangba as the center is characterized by aptness at using and distinguishing herbal medicine while inheriting the essence of Tibetan medicine.

 

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