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Anouncement: Health and Harmony Through Tibetan Medicine

November 9, 2010

Friends of Tibet
November 8, 2010

Friends of Tibet in association with Changampuzha
Nagar Elders Forum to host the 4th Tibetan
Medical Camp from November 18-21, 2010 at the
Changampuzha Nagar School Building, Kalamassery,
Kochi 682 033. The camp will be led by Dr Dorjee
Rapten Neshar, Chief Medical Officer of Bangalore
branch clinic of Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan
Medical & Astrological Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, Dr Dorjee Rapten
Neshar will deliver a lecture on "Health and
Harmony Through Tibetan Medicine" followed by the
screening of a documentary on Compassionate Tibetan Holistic Healing.

To know more and for registration, contact VJ
Jose at: +91.9895103483, +91.9995181777 or email kochi@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 H.H. 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 cover the health services through
Tibetan Medicine in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad
and other south Indian cities and towns.
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