...Faculty of Traditional Tibetan Medicine  
   

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is a natural and holistic medical science, which addresses the individual’s needs of body, mind and spirit, in an integrated way. Dating back to antiquity, TTM has a genesis, history and development of its own, rooted in the Tibetan landscape, the indigenous culture and the spirit of the Tibetan people.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine contains a comprehensive philosophy, cosmology and system of subtle anatomy with associated spiritual practices.

The study of TTM contains a wealth of knowledge on anatomy and physiology, embryology, pathology, diagnostics and therapeutics, including a huge herbal pharmacopoeia and a large variety of external therapies which are little-known in the Western world.

Despite being one of the world’s most ancient healing systems, Traditional Tibetan Medicine continues to be effectively practised in contemporary society. Modern research is now confirming the extraordinary benefits of this ancient knowledge.

 
...Faculty of Ku Nye and External Therapies  
   
Ku Nye originated from the ancient kingdoms of Tibet over 3900 years ago and is a practice indigenous to the Tibetan Medical tradition. Earliest Tibetans practiced Ku Nye through the diagnosis and application of specific infused oil or substances extracted from butter to treat the person’s imbalance or constitution. Tree branches, sticks and stones were widely used as part of therapy to exert pressure on different parts and points of the body in order to restore the individual to a state of health and wellbeing.

Literally, Ku means ‘to apply’ or to anoint the body with therapeutic oils to be absorbed through the skin and Nye refers to the actual massage. Techniques of Nye include the kneading, rubbing and pressing of muscles and tendons and the application of pressure to various points and channels. Chi is the final part of Ku Nye therapy which involves cleaning the oils from the body using barley or chickpea powder. Other ingredients may be added to the base powders depending on the person’s diagnosed condition. Another common name for Ku Nye is Chukpa (Tib. Byugpa)

 
...Faculty of Tibetan Mantra Healing  
 

Mantra is a form of healing that dates back to antiquity. The mantras described here arise out of the ancient Tibetan medical and spiritual traditions. They are simple to use, profoundly effective, and are immediately accessible to everybody – regardless of age, gender, ethnic or spiritual background.

Tibetan Mantra Healing is a powerful form of healing dating from ancient times, which is based upon the philosophy of Interdpendent Origination of all Phenomena. The philosophy of Interdependent Origination purports that all phenomena in the Universe are intimately interconnected: no single object, person or event can exist in isolation; every action, thought or event impacts on all other existent phenomena. Through a greater awareness of Interdependent Origination, we can become co-creators of our own reality, and influence important aspects of our lives, such as our health. We can also use these methods to heal manifestations of energy disturbance such as accidental injury and disease.

Modern physics confirms what many ancient cultures have known for many years - that energy and form are interchangeable; they are simply different manifestations of the same universal constituents.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine describes these universal constituents, or potentialities, as the Five Elements. In their most subtle form, these Five Elements have a psycho-physical function which energises the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being, as well as - in their more gross aspect - forming the basis of our physical existence. In order to interface with these subtle universal energies, Traditional Tibetan Medicine utilises the five modalitites of sensory perception - and their objects, namely form, sound, touch, taste and smell - as a part of its therapeutic approach.

Mantra Healing focuses specifically on the energy of sound as a healing medium. Tibetan Mantra Healing utilises ancient and secret mantras: sometimes encapsulating the essence of natural sounds, and often using ancient words from the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages.

 
...Faculty of Psychology & Dreams  
 

In TTM, most psychological and psychiatric problems are seen to be due to a fundamental disturbance of rLung (Wind) energy, in particular, disturbance of sRog Zin rLung – the Life-sustaining Wind. Remedies for these conditions are based upon diet, medicines and external therapies which are designed to give a warming, nutritive and calming effect in order to balance the rLung energy.

Unlike Western medicine, where the body and mind are held to be separate entities, TTM regards body, speech (energy), and mind to be integrated.  Therefore, for maximal effect, diet, lifestyle modifications, medications and external remedies are used in combination.

 
 
 

 


 


 


 


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