• Includes material on little-known therapies such as Pancha Karma and Kum Nye, as well as guidelines for nutrition, longevity, detoxification, and meditation.
• Author has studied with many of the best-known Tibetan and Ayurvedic physicians alive today.
Tibetan medicine was probably the first truly integrated system of ancient healing science. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Tibetan kings encouraged physicians from India, China, Nepal, Persia, and Greece to teach their traditional medical sciences to Tibetan physicians, who at that time were primarily influenced by Ayurveda and shamanic healing modalities. This cross-cultural marriage of the greatest healing traditions makes Tibetan medicine ideally adaptable to Western health needs.
Tibetan Ayurveda provides a comprehensive guide to the four levels of traditional Tibetan medicine with a wealth of traditional health practices and teachings. Much of the contemporary material on Tibetan medicine focuses solely on herbal medicine and acupuncture; Tibetan Ayurveda goes beyond these to look at other important forms of treatment such as Pancha Karma for detoxification and rejuvenation and Kum Nye for integrating mind and body. A self-profile test is included to allow readers to determine their own health needs and embark on the path toward realizing their full potential for health and well-being.
Foreword by Dr. Lobsang Rapgay
2. Nutritional Practices
4. Skillful Behavior
5. Meditation and Spiritual Practice
6. Detoxification and Rejuvenation
7. Time and Place
Appendix One: Ego and Suffering: A Buddhist View
Appendix Two: Theory of the Three Nyepas
Appendix Three: A Concise Meditation on Medicine Buddha
Appendix 4. Mewas and Buddhist Spiritual Practice