"Tibet, the land of snow mountains, once an isolated secret kingdom, has a centuries old medicine system, called Sowa Riga, which means the Science of Healing. Once a Tibetan monastic secret knowledge, the lineage of this system can be traced back to at least the first century AD and is still going strong today.
Tibetan medicine teaches that the purpose of life is to be happy. By using Tibetan medicine for self-care, it is possible to become aware of how your thoughts and behaviours influence your health and happiness. Tibetan medicine includes philosophy, science, and healing practices that can help create and maintain a healthy mind and body. It is a holistic mind body medicine from the roof of the world that makes use of rare herbs grown at high altitudes.
Principles of Tibetan Medicine
Tibetan medicine teaches that all living beings are made up of energy and each person is born with a unique constitution or nature, made up of three primary energies: loong, tripa and baekan. These three aspects, or humours of the body, must be balanced.
Loong is the source of the body’s ability to circulate physical substances (e.g. blood), energy (e.g. nervous system impulses), and the non-physical, such as thoughts.Bad-kan is characterised by the characteristics of cold, and is the source of many functions such as aspects of digestion, the maintenance of our physical structure, joint health and mental stability.
Tripa is characterised by heat, and is the source of many functions such as thermoregulation, metabolism, liver function and discriminating intellect.
The Tibetan Medicine system is an art and science of keeping these primary energies in balance with your constitution. Each of us has a unique constitution with both strengths and weaknesses and by understanding this makeup, we can enhance our strengths and transform our weaknesses.
Tibetan medicine shares that there are four basic principles: karma, suffering, healing and happiness. It works to balance the body and mind."
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