Tibetan Medicine

So interesting was the trip to the Tibetan Medicine Hospital. People were lined up when we arrived to see the doctors. Ciwang Luobu has practiced at the hospital for over thirty years and is a director at the hospital. He took time from his busy day to talk to us about The Tibetan approach to health care.

This is a holistic approach to medicine. It is about finding imbalance in your life and treating the imbalance. Instead of covering up the imbalance with medicines, Tibetan doctors look for the cause of the imbalance. Diagnostic techniques used in Tibetan medical tradition basically involve interviewing of the patient, urinalysis, and pulse reading.

The doctor showed us medical thangkas(Tibetan paintings) that illustrate the medical philosophy.

Mike talking to the doctor about his missing kidney.

image

It would be nice if Western medicine were more preventative like Tibetan medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Tibetan Medicine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s