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Dalai Lama Saves Tibetan Medicine

May 24, 2008

A new book called "The Book of Tibetan Medicine," by Ralph Quinlan
Forde, which is being published world wide this week, claims His
Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama has been the main visionary and driving
force, in exile, who has saved Tibetan Medicine from extinction.
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May 22, 2008]

A new book called "The Book of Tibetan Medicine," by Ralph Quinlan
Forde, which is being published world wide this week, claims His
Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama has been the main visionary and driving
force, in exile, who has saved Tibetan Medicine from extinction. The
establishment of The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in
Dharamsala was one of the first projects His Holiness undertook when
he first came into exile nearly 50 years ago. This Institute now
trains doctors in this traditional medicine, manufactures herbal
formulas and supplies healthcare to over 50 Tibetan refugee camps in
India. In the book, which is fully illustrated, His Holiness The
Dalai Lama is pictured together with Lady Doctor Bhutti whom He
personally encouraged to train as a Tibetan Doctor. Dr Bhutti now
lives and practices Tibetan Medicine in Boston.

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama has stated in the past that,'Tibetan
Medicine is deeply influenced by Buddhist practice and theory that
stresses the indivisible interdependence of mind, body and vitality.
As an integrated system of healthcare Tibetan Medicine has served the
Tibetan people well for many centuries and I believe can provide much
benefit to humanity at large.'

Tibetan Medicine, an extremely important part of Tibetan culture, is
a totally integrative medical system that is 1000 years old. Tibetan
Doctors train for up to ten years. Only one copy of over 70 sacred
medical paintings of this healing science now exist. They were
painted in the 17th century and one painting alone depicts the
development of the embryo week by week, without the use of modern
scientific equipment.

In particular, the synergistic herbal formulas are renowned for
restoring health over a period of time with very little side effects.
One formula, Padma 28, is manufactured in Switzerland in a
pharmaceutical facility and has undergone a number of scientific
studies. The formula is particularly successful in the treatment of
intermittent claudication and vascular disease and has been used in
the west for over 35 years. The product interestingly has also been
shown in scientific studies to stop the spread of cancer in the body.

Tibetan Medicine also contains the oldest psychiatric system in the
world, complete with methods of diagnosis and treatments. Interest in
Tibetan Medicine has been increasingly growing in the west over the
last few years. Patients always refer to the kindness of the Tibetan
Doctors and the effectiveness of their treatment and care over time,
as they work to restore the body's systems that promote health and wellbeing.

Professor Jan de Vries, a name that has been synonymous with expert
complementary healthcare for over 40 years has recently stated the
following about The Book of Tibetan Medicine,"This is possibly the
best book I have read for a long, long time. For thousands of years
Tibetan Healing has been known all over the world. The writer has
used his knowledge of Tibetan medicine in a very constructive way. He
has the great gift of putting together how Tibetan medicine can be
applied in our day and age.' Jan de Vries is the author of over 30
books on complimentary medicine.

Notes to Editors
Tibetan Medicine is an ancient medical system that has been
successfully practised for over 1,000 years. A holistic approach
combining dietary and behavioural changes, herbal cures, massage and
meditation, this unique approach to healing utilizes the ancient
wisdom of Tibetan masters.

His Holiness The 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje - www.karmapa.org -
has very kindly written the forward to The Book of Tibetan Medicine.

Ralph Quinlan Forde the author and Holistic Medicine Consultant has
contributed to the following publications over eight years, The
Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Herald, IVENUS, Tescos Magazine,
The Irish Examiner and The Sunday Tribune. He is also the founder of
www.medicinebuddhafoundation.org. The book ISBN 9781856752763 is
available world wide this week or through this website
www.stargatenutrition.com
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