xx, 131p., Chart, Tables, Index, 23 cm. (Indian Medical Science Series No. 54)
CONTENTS:- 1. Historical Background; 2. Rgyud-bzi: The Celebrated Text of Tibetan Medicine; 3. Composition of the Body; 4. Embryology and Anatomy; 5. Physiological Concepts; 6. Pathological Concepts; 7. Pharmacological Concepts; 8. Classification of Drugs and Food Articles; 9. Preventive Medicine and Positive Health; 10. Diseases and Their Classification; 11. Diagnostic Methods; 12. Principles of Treatment; 13. Important Medicinal Plants Used in Tibetan Medicine; 14. Popular Recipes Used for Treatment of Common Diseases; 15. Physician and Medical Practice.
The traditional medicine of Tibet, still popular among the local inhabitants and those of the border regions of the neighbouring countries, is a conglomeration of science, art, philosophy and religion, one closely depending upon the other. It has its own concepts of composition of the universe and body, physiology, pharmacology and pathology. It has its unique way of diagnosing diseases and treating them. The physician is considered to be an epitome of physical, mental and spiritual virtues. In the present work of effort has been made to give an exposition of important aspects of this health science. The books contains 15 chapters which deals with – Historical background; Rgyud-bzi: The celebrated text of Tibetan Medicine; Composition of the Body: Embryology and Anatomy; Physiological concepts; Pathological concepts; Pharmacological concepts; Classification of Drugs and Food Articles; Preventive Medicine and Positive Health; Diseases and their classification; Diagnostic methods; Principles of treatment; Important Medicinal plants used in Tibetan Medicine; Popular recipes and used for treatment of common diseases; and Physician and medical practice.