Author: Smanla T PhuntsogPublisher: Paljor PublicationsYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 246ISBN/UPC (if available): 818623053X
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 it’s 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.
The book consists of nine chapters.CHAPTER IEvolution of so-wa-rigpa (The historical perspective)CHAPTER IITheories and practice of so-wa-rigpa. A brief study of human physiology is given in the chapter as per Amchi texts. An attempt has also been made to compare with modern physiology for which the functional aspects and certain logical conclusion has been assessed. However, much more study, literary and clinical research, is needed.Chapter IIIDharmic PhysiologyCHAPTER IVProperties and charateristc of Single herbal drug.CHAPTER VFormularies of compound preparation for treatment of various diseasesSECTION I TO SECTION XVIIShilajit (brag-zaun) (Trogoptrus Xanthipes) a wonder Amchi MedicineCHAPTER VIIIntroduction to Tantric PsychiatryCHAPTER VIIIList of Tibetan medicine in alphabetical order and their botanical equivalent with reference IndexCHAPTER IXAmchi Medicine with Database. List of number of drugs in Botanical names and their equivalent in Tibetan. The transcription scheme is generally followed on the basics of the chart given in the beginning of the book. However, for expediency some deviation ahs been made for the sake of Ladakhi reader. So for example as per norms of so-wa-rigpa, this has been rendered as so-wa-rigpa.CHAPTER XProperties of precious stones, minerals and animal origin with pictorial Index.CHAPTER XIColour photos of medicinal materials of so-wa-rigpa