The first illustrated guide to this holistic healing system, The Book of Tibetan Medicine, explains how the ancient Tibetan medical wisdom can be used to achieve physical health and spiritual well being in the modern world.
His Holiness The 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje has very kindly written the forward to this ground breaking and first illustrated guide to Tibetan Medicine.
The book contains over 140 sacred paintings and photographs. Integrating many of the alternative practices already popular in the West, such as meditation, yoga, herbal remedies and nutrition, this effective system offers readers exciting new ways of thinking about health, based on a person's constitutional type and relationship to the environment and the changing seasons. As well as explaining the history and theory of Tibetan Medicine, this book explores practical ways of making the therapeutic practices part of daily life, from a five-day rejuvenation programme to meditation, dream therapy and other profound spiritual practices.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama created the Tibetan Medicine Institute when he came into exile in India and therefore saved this elaborate holistic medicine for the world.
The book has received a number of rave reviews from notable medical professionals and editors of scientific peer reviewed journals. The book has also been based on over 90 scientific references to make a case for western medicine to begin exploring this integrative medical system.
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 medicinebuddhafoundation.org - The book (ISBN 9781856752763) is available world wide this week or through The Medicine Buddha foundation. Ralph is a student of a number of Drikung Rinpoche's and hopes to encourage a study of Tibetan Medicine through all lineages especially by western students through his weekend Medicine Buddha Workshop.
Tibetan Medicine (stargatenutrition.com) is an ancient medical system that has been successfully practiced for over 1,000 years. A holistic approach combining dietary and behavioral changes, herbal cures, massage and meditation, this unique approach to healing utilizes the ancient wisdom of Tibetan masters.