A TWR LIVE conversation with:
- Dr. Yangdron Kalzang,
-Dr. Kunga Wangdue,
- Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo,
- Geshe Lobsang Tsering,
Hosted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, recorded live on Facebook on November 8, 2017.
Ancient Medicine for Modern Life: Mental Health Benefits of Tibetan Medicine.
In today’s modern lifestyle, many of us face high demands at work and home, and as a result we suffer from mind and body imbalances. These imbalances can lead to lack of sleep, chronic fatigue syndrome, an unclear mind, and a lack of concentration and focus. Nervousness, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and heart palpitations may occur. Many people diagnosed with depression or panic attacks are being prescribed antidepressants to cope with their symptoms; used over the long term or in high doses, these medications may cause side-effects or harm the internal organs.
In conversation with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the 4 Tibetan doctors (menpa, in Tibetan) introduce you to ancient Tibetan integrative, holistic, and alternative medical systems that can help you to find better ways to deal with mental health issues. They will explain basics of pathology, diagnosis, and treatment; and discuss the roles of yoga, breathing, and meditation—fundamental practices and therapies for all ages that can bring countless benefits for our well-being.
Regarded as a science, art, and philosophy, Tibetan medicine is an ancient form of integrative and holistic health care indigenous to the Tibetan people. It has been practiced and refined continuously for more than 2,500 years with the goal of alleviating the suffering of all sentient beings. Its core texts are believed to have come directly from the Medicine Buddha; they integrate deep insights into the human mind with a commonsense approach to illness, leading to treatments specifically tailored to each individual’s temperament and physical condition.
Discussion of the fifth religious tradition of Tibet.
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