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Ancient Matria Medica: Sowa-Rigpa: Tibetan Science of Healing

Smanla T. Phuntsog (Author)

The book is a treasure-house of the traditional system of Tibetan medicine. Dr Smanla T Phuntsog's keen observations and understanding of he system makes its a valuable source of information for students and research scholars alike. The book deals with the fundamental knowledge of human physiology and medication by traditional as well as modern methods. The chapter on dharmic physiology explains and illustrates the teachings of Buddha and it goes into the deeper aspects of mind and the insignificance of the body and its response to various curative applications and its true nature of physiology. Of great importance is the listing of rare 493 herbs formulations and their therapeutic value. This surely will come handy as a ready-made presentation of medicinal formulations and curative applications. In short, the book shows the mastery of the author on Tibetan medicine and functional system of health. The correlation of many aspects of Tibetan and modern medicinal applications gives us a clearer concept of the human physiology and its functional and curative systems.

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About the author

Smanla T. Phuntsog

Dr. Smanla T. Phuntsog, popularly known as Dr. Smanla was born in a Amchi lineage family in a remote village of Tingmosgang, Ladakh. He received his early education in a small school of his village, Tingmosgam and studied upto matric standard in High School, Leh. He did his pre-university course from the University of Jammuand Kashmir and obtained his medical graduation (M.B.B.S. degree) from the University of Assam. He received a gold medal during his academic career and enjoys the distinction of being the first medical graduate in the history of Ladakh region. While in service, he did his postgraduate course inj Ophthalmology (M.S.) from the University of Punjab. Thereafter, he served in the state medical department as a senior ophthalmic consultant and administrator. The government of Jammu and Kashmir conferred upon him a prestigious award of Gold Medal in recognition of his sincere, honest, efficient and dedicated service. Dr. Smanla is also a qualified Physician inj traditional system of medicine (Tibetan Medicine) and contributed a lot to its development. He is the author of several books. His book on Amchi Pharmaco-Therapeutic is popular amongst the Amchi practitioners. He is a multifaceted personality and has visited the whole of Europe, the Scandinavian countries, U.S.S.R., Southeast Asian countries and Mongolia in connection with goodwill missions, seminars, conferences, and lecture series in different disciplines. He is an ardent social worker, and a Buddhist scholar who is now the Director of Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital, Devachan, Leh-Ladakh (J&K State).

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Bibliographic information

Title Ancient Matria Medica: Sowa-Rigpa: Tibetan Science of Healing
Format Softcover
Date published: 29.08.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818623053X, 9788186230534
length 246p., Tables; Plates; Bibliography; 23cm.