Tibetan medicine of the snowy region
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2006
Publisher: Centre of International Cultural Exchange, China
Place of Publication: China
Sources ID: 101761
Collection: Himalayan and Tibetan Medicine
Visibility: Public (group default)
The ancient art of Tibetan medicine is a veritable treasure in the world annals of medical science. Tibetan medicine evolved over ages, as the Tibetan people accumulated experience struggling against the conditions of the snow plateau, emerging as a unique realm of medicine with a distinct understanding of physiology and pathology and its own methods of diagnosis, treatment and medication. The abundant medicinal herbs that grow on the plateau are the active ingredients in the special medicines Tibetans use to treat patients, which in turn is a precious cultural legacy that is now being passed on to the world.