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A manuscript of Tibetan medicine, P. t.1054, written on 4 pattra-leaf-like rectangular papers connected together, is collected in the Volume 10 of Dunhuang Tibetan Manuscripts Preserved in France Scroll. The contents on the front pages of the whole set is on pulse-taking of Tibetan medicine, and the back pages, on prescriptions containing 5 recipes of cathartics and medicinal oils, are included in 16 lines on the remained Scroll dealing with its ingredients, processing method, function and indications which can be differentiated into 5 units. There are altogether 30 drugs applied, including plants, animals and mineral. Among them, almost half are transliterated from foreign languages, and some of them are titled with India, Han region, etc. for distinguishing its producing area and breeds. It is preliminarily probative that this whole Scroll is translated-edited from certain part of an Indian formulary.
A manuscript of Tibetan medicine, P. t.1054 is recorded in the Volume 10 of Dunhuang Tibetan Manuscripts Preserved in France, which is written in 4 pattra-leaf-like rectangular papers connected together. The content in the front side is the pulse-taking of Tibetan medicine, and the back, on prescription. For the pulse-taking, it deals with the manifestations, time and position for pulse-taking, paradoxical and death pulse. There is no information about the title, author, editor, translator, copyist or collector.
There is a basis for the comparison of pulse - taking between TCM and Tibetan Medicine. There are connections and differences as well. The history of TCM pulsology is time - honored. There were contacts between TCM and Tibetan Medicine before the founding of Tubo dynasty. Many TCM classics from inland China were brought into Tibet by Princess Whencheng. Clear influence of Chinese pulsology can be seen in Tibetan pulsology. However, Tibetan pulsology has its own uniqueness. By combining imported knowledge with the experience of Tibetan people themselves, Tibetan pulsology is thus well developed.
Tibetan Manuscripts No.01272 preserved in Guazhou county museum were excavated from a Xixia site. It contains three pieces of medical manuscripts which belonged to two different documents, containing medical prescriptions and external treatments. The medical prescriptions include purgative, cold and wound medicines, which are presented in the form of ingredients, manufacture and instructions. The external treatments include acupuncture and bloodletting. The study of the three pieces will be helpful to the study of the medical history during Xixia dynasty and the history of Tibetan medicine communication.