Tibetan Medicine System

Tibetan Medicine History

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    Tibetan Medicine History

    Short History of Tibetan Medicine

    Tibetan Medicine is one of the oldest medical systems practiced in Asia, along with the Indian Ayurveda and Chinese medicines. All of them have several thousands of years of history and practical experiences.

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    Tibetan Medicine History

    History of the Tibetan Medicine System – Part 1

    During the Neolithic age human beings lived on raw meat, fruits, plants and so on. They then domesticated the wild yak and developed the art of making dairy products; milk, butter and so forth; along with this, the art of healing severed blood vessels with molten butter and healing boils with the residual barley from making chang (beer) arose.

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    History of the Tibetan Medicine System – Part 2

    There are various accounts of how the astro and medical systems were brought from China during the reign of Namri Song Tsan (early 7th century). However, these all fail to mention the names of the texts, which were translated at that time. During the reign of Song Tsan Gampo (617-650) Tibet was militarily strong and unified into one nation.

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    History of the Tibetan Medicine System – Part 3

    According to bShad mdzod yid bzhin nor bu, the Indian physician Bhardavaja and the Nepalese physician Balaha translated the Indian treaties on medicinal butter, medicinal chang, (medicinal wines), extracting the essence on the nectar of immortality, the tantra on Somaraja for curing leprosy and the hundred thousand verses on the science of healing.

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    History of the Tibetan Medicine System – Part 4

    The dark period of Tibetan History took place after the monarchy collapsed in 842, and lasted about four centuries. Then Sakyapas, Nyedongpas, Rinpungpas and Tsangtod Depas ruled Tibet. The Tibetan political, religious and secular life suffered considerably from neglect, and went down.

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