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Tibetan Medicine: Theory and Practice Paperback – January 1, 1997
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From the Jacket
The traditional medicine of Tibet, still popular among the local inhabitants and those of the
border regions of the neighbouring countries, is a conglomeration of science, art, philosophy
and religion, one closely depending upon the other. It has its own concepts of composition of
the universe and body, physiology, pharmacology and pathology. It has its unique way of
diagnosing diseases and treating them. The physician is considered to be an epitome of
physical, mental and spiritual virtues. In the present work an effort has been made to give an
exposition of important aspects of this health science. The books containts 15 chapter which
deals with-Historical background; Rgyud-bzi: The celebrated text of Tibetan medicine;
composition of Body; Embryology and Anatomy; physiological concepts; pathological concept'
Pharmacological concepts; classification of Drugs and food articles; Preventive medicine and
positive health; Diseases and their classification; Diagnostic methods; Principles of
Treatment; Important medicinal plants used in Tibetan medicine; Popular recipes used for
treatment of common diseases; and physician and medical practice.
Vaidya Bhagwan Dash in the course of over three decades of dedicated research and practice of
Ayurveda has written more than forty outstanding books on Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine.
To overcome the galloping incidence of obstinate and often incurable diseases, both physical
and mental, to arrest the growing disharmony in the society, and to remedy the frustration
among the youth because of disturbed family life, an alternative way of living and an
alternative system of health care are b
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