About Tibetan Medicine

therapy ttm 001Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine (TTM), also called Sowa Rig­pa or Sorig (tibetan name for “Sci­ence of Heal­ing” or also “Nour­ish­ment of Aware­ness”) is a sci­ence and an art, dat­ing back to antiq­ui­ty. Although it has some super­fi­cial sim­i­lar­i­ties with both Indi­an Ayurvedic med­i­cine and tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine, Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine actu­al­ly has a gen­e­sis, his­to­ry, and devel­op­ment of its own - root­ed in the Tibetan land­scape, the indige­nous cul­ture, and the spir­it of the Tibetan peo­ple.

One of the unique fea­tures of Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine is that it although it is gen­er­al­ly prac­tised along­side of the Bud­dhist phi­los­o­phy, Sowa Rig­pa con­tains a com­pre­hen­sive phi­los­o­phy, cos­mol­o­gy, and sys­tem of sub­tle anato­my with asso­ci­at­ed spir­i­tu­al prac­tices, in its own right. In addi­tion, Sowa Rig­pa encom­pass­es a wealth of knowl­edge on anato­my and phys­i­ol­o­gy, embry­ol­o­gy, pathol­o­gy, meth­ods of diag­no­sis and cure. The sci­ence of Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine includes a huge herbal phar­ma­copoeia, as well as a large body of exter­nal ther­a­pies which are lit­tle-known in the West­ern world.

Sowa Rig­pa is a holis­tic sys­tem, mean­ing that it address­es the individual’s needs as a whole – body, mind and spir­it – in an inte­grat­ed way. This includes the individual’s inter­nal envi­ron­ment, as well as the way that the indi­vid­ual inter­acts with the exter­nal envi­ron­ment.

It is the sin­cere aim of SKI to keep the spir­it of Sowa Rig­pa alive and func­tion­ing effec­tive­ly in the mod­ern world.

A med­ical sys­tem, if not being prac­tised in the con­text of the West­ern world, sim­ply becomes a muse­um-piece; an inter­est­ing but fos­silised arte­fact with lit­tle mod­ern rel­e­vance.

Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine has the capac­i­ty to be of great ben­e­fit to all in the cur­rent eco­nom­ic and social cli­mate.

It is the aim of Sorig Khang Int. to pro­vide cours­es and train­ing of the high­est stan­dard pos­si­ble, as well as to pro­vide accu­rate up-to-date infor­ma­tion on Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine as it is cur­rent­ly prac­tised.

Activ­i­ties of SKI are today:

  • Pre­sen­ta­tion of pub­lic talks and gen­er­al-inter­est sem­i­nars on Sowa Rig­pa
  • Facil­i­ta­tion of spe­cial­i­ty-cours­es on Sowa Rig­pa, psy­chol­o­gy and relat­ed heal­ing sci­ences
  • Facil­i­ta­tion of study-tours to Tibet
  • Facil­i­ta­tion of Well­be­ing cours­es and retreats
  • Pub­li­ca­tion of the ‘Jour­nal of Tra­di­tion­al Tibetan Med­i­cine’
    an aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nal of SKI on Sowa Rig­pa and relat­ed top­ics
  • Pub­li­ca­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of text­books and teach­ing mate­ri­als per­tain­ing to Sowa Rig­pa

If you want to know more details about the prin­ci­ples of Sowa Rig­pa, click < HERE >


For more infor­ma­tions about SKI click < HERE > or vis­it sorigkhang.org!


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