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Tibetan Healing Handbook : Shangri-La - Thomas Dunkenberger

Tibetan Healing Handbook


Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780914955665
Number Of Pages: 240

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This handbook informs the reader about the essential correlations and approaches taken by the Tibetan science of healing. It describes the entire spectrum of application possibilities for those who want to study Tibetan medicine and use it for treatment purposes. At the same time, it provides information about holistic remedies so that interested readers can take action to restore their inner harmony and health. Areas covered include forms of diagnosis, advice on behaviour and healing approaches to dietary habits. The reader can expect to learn more about such subjects as oil massages, moxabusiton and hydrotherapy.

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Forewordp. 11
How to Use This Bookp. 13
Introductionp. 15
A Brief Historical Surveyp. 18
The Healthy Bodyp. 25
Fundamental Information on the Three Bodily Energiesp. 26
The Formation of the Three Bodily Energiesp. 29
Basic Classification of Typesp. 31
"Which Bodily Energy Type Best Describes You?"p. 31
The Tibetan Medicine Treep. 35
The Elements and Their Classificationsp. 40
The Three Bodily Energies Lung (Wind), Tripa (Bile), and Peken (Phlegm), with Their Subcategoriesp. 43
Lung (Wind)p. 43
Tripa (Bile)p. 45
Peken (Phlegm)p. 47
The Seven Bodily Constituentsp. 49
The Digestive Heatp. 50
The Digestive Processp. 52
The Creation of the Bodily Componentsp. 55
The Bodily Excretionsp. 58
The Diseased Bodyp. 59
The Origin of Diseasep. 60
The Distant Causes of Diseasep. 61
The Immediate Causes of Diseasep. 63
Fundamental Factors for Development and Pacification of Diseasep. 65
Entrances and Pathways for Diseasesp. 66
General Symptoms of Lung (Wind), Tripa (Bile), and Peken (Phlegm)p. 68
Seasonal Changesp. 72
Times of Excessive Accumulation and Natural Pacificationp. 73
Energy Distribution During the Course of the Dayp. 77
Non-Visible Forces: "Demons" and Biorhythmic-Planetary Influencesp. 79
Personal Signs of the Zodiacp. 84
Behavior and Dietary Patternsp. 89
General Behavior Patternsp. 90
Triggering Conditions for an Excess of Lung, Tripa, and Pekenp. 91
Seasonal Behaviorp. 93
Dietary Habitsp. 98
General Advice and Recommendationsp. 98
Advice Related to Digestive Heatp. 102
Fundamental Nutritional Instructions for the Constitutional Typesp. 103
The Types of Tastesp. 106
The Types of Tastes of in Relation to the Elementsp. 108
Functions of the Tastes and Their Natural Occurrencep. 110
The Secondary Reactionsp. 116
The Tastes During and After the Digestive Phasep. 118
The Active Powers (Potencies) of the Types of Tastesp. 119
The Secondary Qualitiesp. 121
General Chart of Foodsp. 123
(Tastes, Active Powers, and Possibilities of Application)p. 123
Vegetablesp. 124
Grainsp. 126
Milk Productsp. 127
Meatp. 129
Spicesp. 131
Fruitp. 133
Nuts, Seeds, and Oilsp. 135
Beverages and Alcoholic Drinksp. 136
General Information and Preparationp. 140
Further Preparationsp. 141
Improper Combination of Foodsp. 142
Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicinep. 145
General Informationp. 146
Diagnosis by Questioningp. 146
Pulse Diagnosisp. 147
Constitutional Pulsep. 151
The Pulses of the Bodily Energies Lung (Wind), Tripa (Bile) and Peken (Phlegm)p. 152
The Pulse of the Organsp. 156
Classification of the Individual Organs with the Elementsp. 159
The Reciprocal Influences of the Elementsp. 161
Urine Diagnosisp. 164
Evaluation Criteria in Urine Diagnosisp. 166
Tongue Diagnosisp. 170
Additional Diagnostic Possibilitiesp. 171
Therapeutic Measuresp. 173
Order of Priority for the Therapeutic Measuresp. 174
Therapy Through Behavior and Dietary Patternsp. 175
Additional Therapy Proceduresp. 179
Oil Therapiesp. 179
Moxabustion and Therapy with the "Golden Needle"p. 186
Moist Formentation, Embrocation, and Hydrotherapyp. 200
Venesection (Bloodletting)p. 202
Cauterizationp. 203
Acupuncturep. 204
Humoral Procedures of Evacuationp. 204
Therapy with the Copper Vase (Cupping)p. 208
Therapy with the Spoon (Smaller Surgery)p. 208
The Medicinesp. 210
General Comments about Collecting and Mixing Medicinal Substancesp. 210
Tibetan Remedies in the Westp. 211
Collecting and Processing the Herbsp. 213
Compounding of Medicine/ The Medicine Buddhap. 214
Selected Substances of Tibetan Medicinep. 216
Rejuvenation and the Process of Essence-Extractionp. 229
Cleansing Measuresp. 230
Selected Diseases and the Possibilities of Influencing Them Through Diet and Behaviorp. 231
Concluding Observationsp. 235
Short Test for Classifying the Personal Body Energyp. 236
Basic Type Classificationp. 236
Possible Imbalance of a Bodily Energyp. 238
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Addressesp. 240
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ISBN: 9780914955665
ISBN-10: 0914955667
Series: Shangri-La
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: Lotus Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35