The Tibetan Medicine appears more than four thousand years ago. This is a system of practical knowledge about the individual, about the relationship between the body, the soul and the mind. The theoretical visions of Tibetan Medicine are based on the study of universal principles of Yin-Yang. In the real world all provides a unique system of these two opposites: heat and cold, full and empty, day and night, etc. The energies Yin and Yang form the regulatory systems in the body, the beginning of life (Dosha). The balance and the harmonious report are determined by the human state and health, functions of internal organs and the mind. It is important to understand the concept of balance – “golden middle”. The health is seen as a balance of three vital principles.
The specialists of Tibetan Medicine consider that there are no separately diseases of the patient. Identifying the true causes of disease, the physician connects them to a specific person, its character, its life style and alimentation.
A physician practicing Tibetan Medicine treats the people, but not the disease, which represents a consequence of disorders in the body systems. Using simple diagnostic techniques such as examination and questions, examination of tongue and eyes, pulse diagnosis, the doctor determines the nature of the disease and its cause. The treatment begins with the restoring of vital energy balance. It includes four components:
- Recommendations on Nutrition (depending on the constitution of man)
- Phytotherapy (Tibetan herbals)
- Spot massage (acupressure)
- Acupuncture (reflexotherapy)
- Vacuum Massage (massage with cupping-glass, vacuum therapy)
- Stone therapy
- Heating (moxotherapy, heating with sagebrush cigars)