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A brief overview of Tibetan naturopathy
 

Tibetan human medicine sees Homo Sapiens (man) as the highest of the 6 levels and it is therefore the logical priority to support this species and to ensure that the fundamental requirements for everyday life are guaranteed.

For Traditional Tibetan medicine, the essence of life consists in serving mankind. This, however, presupposes a healthy mind and body. For all these activities, Traditional Tibetan Medicine, therefore, endeavours to create an optimum situation for every human being so that they may be able to participate in the development and sharing of global happiness.

Healing as understood by Tibetan Medicine does not only consist in eliminating illness or lessening pain through the administration of different medicines. Its complex principles and the extensive knowledge of the holistic approach deal with varied diagnostic techniques and therapeutic measures that treat the patient as a whole.

If a patient exhibits the following syndrome: headache, slight fever, loss of appetite and tiredness, the cause of the illness and the treatment of the symptoms are studied in detail. With the aid of various diagnostic methods, an imbalance in the humoral fluid "Tripa" is discovered. Corrective measures against the "Tripa" disorder will result in an improvement in the various symptoms mentioned previously. Thus in Tibetan Medicine, healing means both a reduction in the energy imbalances as well as the restoration of good health through the required diet, correct behaviour, adequate medication and surgery in a highly systematic way.

The principal feature on all levels of the therapy, however, is the preservation of the three life energies, with the emphasis on the relationship between mind and body. Traditional Tibetan Medicine is primarily based on experience, that is to say only extensive knowledge, long practical experience and a first-class training qualify the specialist (the doctor) to exercise this demanding profession. No less important is the co-operation of the patient. He should also be aware that in chronic cases patience and keeping to the therapy are important.

 

Additional specialist literature from Dr. Tendhon Amipa:

Die Essenz der Klassischen Tibetischen Medizin
Publisher Ehrenwirth-Lübbe, Munich
Available in booktrade

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