Healing Elements

Healing Elements

Author: Sienna R. Craig

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273245

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other it must prove efficacious and safe according to biomedical standards. Recently, Tibetan medicine has found a place within the multibillion-dollar market for complementary, traditional, and herbal medicines as people around the world seek alternative paths to wellness. Healing Elements explores how Tibetan medicine circulates through diverse settings in Nepal, China, and beyond as commercial goods and gifts, and as target therapies and panacea for biophysical and psychosocial ills. Through an exploration of efficacy – what does it mean to say Tibetan medicine “works”? – this book illustrates a bio-politics of traditional medicine and the meaningful, if contested, translations of science and healing that occur across distinct social ecologies.
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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Ralph Forde
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-01 - Publisher: Gaia

Welcome this first and most comprehensive guide to Tibet's ancient integrative healing system-one of the world's oldest forms. The Book of Tibetan Medicine provides a thorough overview of the origins and practices of this holistic approach and explains how it can contribute to maintaining overall health and happiness. You will
Manufacturing Tibetan Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Martin Saxer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-30 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Within a mere decade, hospital pharmacies throughout the Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China have been converted into pharmaceutical companies. Confronted with the logic of capital and profit, these companies now produce commodities for a nationwide market. While these developments are depicted as a big success in China,
Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Laurent Pordié
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-21 - Publisher: Routledge

The popularity of Tibetan medicine plays a central role in the international market for alternative medicine and has been increasing and extending far beyond its original cultural area becoming a global phenomenon. This book analyses Tibetan medicine in the 21st century by considering the contemporary reasons that have led to
Healing Elements
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Sienna R. Craig
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-22 - Publisher: University of California Press

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other it must prove efficacious and safe according to biomedical standards. Recently, Tibetan medicine has found a place within
The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Sienna R. Craig
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-30 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine is a thorough, detailed, and systematic analysis of the characteristics of healthy and diseased bodies. Discussed are the diagnostic techniques of pulse and urine analysis, principles of right diet, right lifestyle, and behavioral factors—and a treasury of knowledge about the beneficial applications of herbs,