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Tibetan Medical Camp (Oct 13-15, 2010)

October 13, 2010

Friends of Tibet (India)
October 10, 2010

In keeping with the growing interest on Tibetan
Medicine by the people of Kerala, Friends of
Tibet in association with Spice Holidays to host
the second traditional Tibetan medical camp at
Fort Kochi from October 13 till October 15, 2010
at Spice Holidays, Burgher Street, Fort Kochi
682001, Kerala. This is in continuation with the
one-day medical camp that was held on the
occasion of HH the Dalai Lama's visit to Kerala
in September 2010. The medical consultation will
be given by Dr Dorjee Rapten Nehar, Chief Medical
Officer of Bangalore branch clinic of
Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astrological
Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama). To
register and to schedule interviews with Dr
Dorjee Rapten Neshar, contact VJ Jose at:
+91.9895103483, vj.jose@friendsoftibet.org.

Tibetan medicine is a centuries-old traditional
system encompassing spiritual, medical science
and social behavior in the paradigm of holistic health.

Disease or imbalance is diagnosed mainly through
pulse analysis, urinalysis and healthy
interrogation and understanding of one's dietary and life style factors.

Herbo-mineral formulations in the form of pills,
powders, decoctions etc and several accessory
therapies are used to treat illness.

Proper diet and lifestyle changes along with
healthy mental attitude will be strongly emphasized.

The Tibetan medical system is based upon a
synthesis of Ayurveda, Unani, Greek, indigenous
Tibetan, and Chinese medical systems. It is
practiced in Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh,
Siberia, China and Mongolia, and more recently in
parts of Europe and North America. It embraces
the traditional Buddhist belief that all illness
ultimately results from the "three poisons" of
the mind: ignorance, attachment and aversion.
Therefore, the mind, body and spirits play very
crucial role in understanding and the treatment
of disease as a whole. The Chinese invasion of
Tibet in 1959 and the notorious Cultural
Revolution that took place from 1966 to 1976
virtually destroyed all the precious cultural
heritage of Tibet and Tibetan people including
its ancient medical system. How ever, the efforts
of the Government in Exile headed by HH the Dalai
Lama has established in 1962, the Men Tsee-Khang
(House of Medicine and Astrology) at Dharamsala
in Himacahl Pradesh which now has 55 Branch clinics all over India and Nepal.

Dr Dorjee Rapten Neshar and his medical team
covers the health services through Tibetan
Medicine in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and
other south Indian cities and towns.

To know more about Men-Tsee-Khang, visit: www.men-tsee-khang.org

Read: Tibetan Medicine - An introduction
(Prepared by Dr Dorjee Rapten Neshar, CMO, Men-Tsee-Khang, Bangalore):
http://friendsoftibetglobal.blogspot.com/

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Friends of Tibet, PO Box: 16674, Bombay 400050, India.
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Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep
alive the issue of Tibet through direct action.
Our activities are aimed at ending China's
occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the
Tibetan people. Friends of Tibet supports the
continued struggle of the Tibetan people for
independence. Friends of Tibet is also one of the
principal organisers of World Tibet Day around the world.
To know more, visit: www.friendsoftibet.org
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