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It offers a linguistically and culturally Tibetan environment, a skilled, all-female staff of biomedically-trained Tibetan obstetricians and midwives, modern clinical facilities and equipment, and Tibetan medicine care and facilities.
The Sowa Rigpa industry, in which Tibetan medicine is transformed into a mass-produced commodity for domestic and international markets, is a particularly illustrative and timely case of "traditional" medicine~s development.
French tourist Katia said: " "I came for consultation and to know more about Tibetan medicine.
provides an instructive example of how a botanical and mineral formula known in the tradition of Tibetan medicine as Gabyr-Nirynga (camphor combination), denoted as formula No.
The research included a total of thirty-eight days spent in the village of Hanu Gongma and a two-week trek following a practitioner of Tibetan medicine during collection of medicinal plants in the mountains of Zangskar.
In Tibetan medicine, three "humors" are said to flow through the body and determine bodily functions--phlegm is cold and associated with the element water; bile is hot and associated with fire; and wind is either cold or neutral and associated with air.
Luo (1997) included Halenia elliptica in the Chinese Materia Medica of Tibetan Medicine as a herb that can prevent "blood stasis" in TCM term.
In exile, Tibetans have not only rebuilt monasteries but have opened secular institutions of learning, research, and training in the fields of traditional Tibetan medicine, astrology, language, painting, metal and wood crafts, sculpture, and performing arts.
He investigates the changes in traditional authority of medical practitioners, and the dilemmas of the medical practitioners as they must prove and re-prove the value of traditional Tibetan medicine in exile culture and to a largely westernized India.
The framework of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine offers a useful model for describing processes and experiences as "outer," "inner," and "secret.
Tibetan medicine student Barbara Soros presents Tenzin's Deer, a children's picturebook grounded in traditional Tibetan culture.
With close to 60 percent of health care costs borne by the consumer, there is a booming industry in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine, perhaps because the concepts and experience have met with success, or perhaps because it is a cheaper alternative to high-tech interventions.