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Transporting the Elixir: A Look at Tibetan Medicine Inside Tibet

A talk by Lhusham Gya (Associate Professor of Tibetan Medicine, Qinghai University)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dean's Conference Room
16-059 CHS
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tibetan Medicine is one of the most ancient practices of healing known to humanity, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Until quite recently this ancient wisdom was practiced throughout Tibet virtually without change, its knowledge handed down through generations of lay and monastic doctors. Today, carried with the Tibetan diaspora, practices of this ancient healing wisdom are being offered in the West as an alternative to mainstream medical practices. While Westerners have adopted it as a complementary medicine, during China’s economic development over the past thirty years, how is Tibetan Medicine practiced in its homeland today? What are the strengths and cultural constraints that could influence this practice’s
effectiveness?

Lhusham Gya is Associate Professor in the College of Tibetan Medicine, Qinghai University. He is also Associate Dean of the College. Lhusham, a doctor of Tibetan medicine, and for the past twenty-three years has practiced medicine, conducted research, and taught.

 

Food and refreshments will be served

Presented by the UCLA School of Public Health


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