Science of Healing: A Comprehensive Commentary on the Root Tantra and Diagnostic Techniques of Tibetan Medicine

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Science of Healing is one of the most comprehensive Tibetan medical guides to diagnosis by pulse and urine examination ever to appear in English. The twelve subjects of secondary examination focusing on such areas as the eyes, ears, and blood are also explored. For further insight, Dr. Dakpa includes "Tibetan Medicine and the BDORT" (Bi-Digital O-Ring Test), a talk he gave at the Sixteenth International Symposium on Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics at Columbia University.

Dr. Dakpa offers a highly informative look into the diagnostic techniques of Tibetan medicine. While working as an assistant-cum-translator to Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, the former physician of H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama, Dr. Dakpa began to study Dhonden's patients and he quickly developed a fervent interest in Tibetan medicine. Soon after, he attended Men-Tsee-Khang, The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama. Dr. Dakpa's experience aptly qualifies.

Whether you're a physician interested in learning more about diagnosis through pulse and urine examination or a patient interested in alternative medicine, Science of Healing is an all-inclusive guide to understanding the symbolism, history, and modern-day applicability of Tibetan medicine.

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Dr. Dakpa is a native of Tibet and is currently living in New York, where he is a doctor and coordinator of the Tibetan Medicine Program at the Tibet Center of Chicago. He studied at the Central School for Tibetans from 1969 to 1979 and the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies from 1980 to 1981 and graduated as the top student in traditional Tibetan medicine from the Tibetan Medical College of Men-Tsee-Khang in India. He is married and has four children.

Dr. Dakpa enjoys reading scriptures and history books, visiting holy places, and watching the Discovery Channel and Animal Kingdom. He has previously published Guide to the Exhibition on Tibetan Medicine and Astrology, The Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Medicine-Part One: History, Principles and Methodology, and Part Two: Tibetan Materia Medica and Its Application to Chronic Ailments in Principles of Integrated Medicine.

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