HEALTH THROUGH BALANCE: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

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Author : Dr. Yeshi Donden

Binding : Paperback

Size : NA

Language : English

Pages : 252

Publisher : Snow Lion Publications

Year of Publication : 1986

The fascinating Tibetan medical system has never been so clearly explained as in this collection of outstanding lectures presented at the University of Virginia in 1980. Tibetan medicine restores and maintains balance among the three humors of the body through a variety of treatments--diet and behavior modification as well as the use of medicine and accessory therapy. The basic system has been enhanced by the practical findings of Tibetan physicians who have used the system for more than a thousand years. Dr. Donden holistically considers factors of personality, season, age, climate condition, diet, behaviour, and physical surroundings in addressing the means for restoring health. The great strength of Tibetan medicine is that it is delicately responsive to patients' complete symptom pattern--no complaint being disregarded--and it's wide variety of curative techniques are described in this book.

Dr. Yeshi Donden was born in 1929 and recieved the traditional Tibetan medical training in Lhasa, Tibet. Beginning in 1960, he served for over two decades as the personal physician to H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. There he re-established the Tibetan Medical Center and achieved fame by his successful treatment of many renowned people. Dr. Donden continues to serve a great number of patients around the world.

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