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May 2-5, 2013, in Dunedin
The Dunedin Harvest Food & Garden Co-op is fortunate to host and welcome Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, a doctor of Tibetan Medicine for a first time visit in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Wangmo will be offering several public talks in the area with dates, subjects and times to be announced.
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Consultations will be booked for May 2-5, 2013, please call 727-735-3592 or email email@example.com
Tibetan medicine is a traditional system of medicine which has been practiced for over 2500 years and is still practiced today! The system of medicine of the Dali Lama!
Tibetan Medicine consultations give you personalized diet, lifestyle and Tibetan herbal recommendations to balance your body and mind. If you live with any physical or mental suffering or just want to prevent it, come in for a Tibetan Medicine consultation.
Dr. Wangmo will sit down with you for about an hour and find out all of the conditions which are affecting you including your constitution, diet, lifestyle and age as well as seasonal and environmental factors. We ask various questions, check your pulse and observe your physical condition to understand how these imbalances are manifesting in you. In conclusion we recommend diet, lifestyle, Tibetan herbs and Kunye Therapies to help bring you back into balance.
Tibetan medicine is the oldest of all medical systems and treats the whole person physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and karmically. Tibetan medicine is the most comprehensive and affordable treatment, based mainly out of compassion and thorough care for humanity.
It uses different kinds of ingredients such as herbs, trees, rocks, resins, soils, precious metals, saps etc. However, 95% of Tibetan medicine is based on herbs, and precious metals are used for the seven kinds of precious pills.
• Chronic diseases such as rheumatism
• Women’s reproductive
• Chronic digestive problems
• Eczema, Psoriasis, skin problems
• Liver problems
• Sinus problems
• Nervous system disorders (MS, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Lupus, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Bell’s Palsy, Stroke, etc.)
• can help overall with all diseases and compliment any therapy.
Tibetan medicine is a science, art and philosophy that provides a holistic approach to health care. It is a science because its principles are enumerated in a systematic and logical framework based on an understanding of the body and its relationship to the environment. It is an art because it uses diagnostic techniques based on the creativity, insight, subtlety and compassion of the medical practitioner. And it is a philosophy because it embraces the key Buddhist principles of altruism, karma and ethics.
Rate: $75 for comprehensive consultation (additional cost for herbs approx $50)
Sliding fee scale is available for those on limited budget and in need of assistance. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
More information about Tibetan Medicine?
The Three Principle Energies or Humors
rLung (Wind) is one of the three principle energies of the body, which manifests the nature of Air element. It is rough, light, cold, subtle, hard and mobile. It is responsible for the physical and mental activities, respiration, expulsion of urine, faeces, fetus, menstruation, spitting, burping, speech, gives clarity to sense organs, sustains life by means of acting as a medium between mind and body.
mKhris-pa basically has the nature of fire. It is oily, sharp, hot, light, fetid, purgative and has fluidity. mKhris-pa is responsible for hunger, thirst, digestion and assimilation, promotes bodily heat, gives luster to body complexion and provides courage and determination.
Bad-kan is cold in nature and is oily, cool, heavy, blunt, smooth, firm and sticky. Bad-kan is responsible for firmness of the body, stability of mind, induces sleep, connects bodily joints, generates tolerance and lubricates the body.
A Healthy Body
gSowa rigpa (the art and science of healing or traditional Tibetan medicine, astronomy and astrology) involves the proper alignment of these divisions — that is, the 3 humors, 7 bodily constituents and 3 excretions — into a state of equilibrium. If this is accomplished, then the body is said to be in a state of health or free from psycho-physiological disorders; whereas a non-equilibrium in any of these energies constitutes a state of disorder or ill-health.
Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine
The diagnostic techniques include visual observation, touch and interrogation.
This involves checking a patient’s skin complexion, the color and texture of his/her blood, nails, sputum, feces, and other general conditions. Special attention is paid to the condition of the patient’s tongue and urine.
Pulse reading forms the most important touching method employed in Tibetan medicine. Only after ensuring an important set of preconditions, the physician proceeds with a pulse diagnosis. This involves placing the three middle fingers at patient’s radial arteries.
Consultation forms the most important clinical aspect of the diagnosis. There are three main elements to a medical interrogation:
* determining the causative factors
* determining the site of the illness
* studying the signs and symptoms: this involves the doctor asking the patient about the sort of food and drink s/he has been consuming, and what kind of physical and mental behavior s/he has been experiencing.
Traditional Tibetan Medical Treatments
Dietary and Lifestyle Factors
At an immediate level, a disorder is primarily caused by an improper diet and/or lifestyle. In fact, a majority of health problems, both in developing and developed countries, can be either directly or indirectly traced to poor diet or lifestyle. Examples of this include alcoholism, hypertension and heart disease. The first form of treatment in Tibetan medicine is thus not medicines but changing a patient’s diet and/or lifestyle. Only if this fails to remedy an ailment is the use of medicines considered.
Tibetan medicines take various forms, from decoctions, powders, general pills, precious pills, and syrups, and are prescribed in small doses — a fact that reflects the emphasis Tibetan medicine places on gentle treatment.
Moxibustion and Other Treatments
Many disorders, caused by proliferation of bad blood and mKhris-pa are also treated by bloodletting at one of the body’s seventy-seven bloodletting points. For cold disorders, nerve malfunction and non-malignant tumors, moxibustion, golden-needle therapy may be used to stimulate the energy channels of the body. Many diseases of the nerves and muscles, as well as pain and insomnia related to rLung, are treated with gentle massage using various medicinal oils. Medicinal bath and natural spring baths are used to treat an assortment of skin disorders as well as chronic arthritis, gout and cold types of rheumatism, and rigid and stiffness of the extremities.
About Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo
Menpa (Dr.) Phuntsog Wangmo received her advanced degree from the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in 1988 where she also served a two-year residency after completing her five year training program (1983-1990). During that time she studied with the Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen, two of Tibet’s foremost doctors who are credited with the revival of Tibetan Medicine within Tibet under the Chinese. Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo had the exceptional opportunity of extensive clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for four years. Thereafter, she dedicated many years of work as a doctor in Eastern Tibet where she collaborated and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A. the non-profit organization founded by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Since that time, she has worked on behalf of A.S.I.A. setting up hospitals and training centers in the remote regions of Sichuan Province and Chamdo Perfecture.
From 1996-present, she has been the A.S.I.A. project coordinator in Tibet for the development of Gamthog Hospital in collaboration with expatriate personnel as well as the overall health coordinator and practitioner of traditional Tibetan medicine supervising health activities throughout the surrounding region of Chamdo Perfecture. Prior to 1996, she was on the faculty of Shang Shung Institute in Italy where she gave numerous seminars and conference presentations on Tibetan medicine. Dr. Wangmo remains in residence at the Shang Shung Institute in America where she is the director of the Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine Program.