What Tibetan medicine treats
Tibetan medicine is particularly effective with diseases of the mind, such as cases of depression, lack of concentration, mental fatigue, chronic stress and fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks; but also in gynecological diseases, fertility problems, in problems of the kidneys, skin, psoriasis, gall bladder; chronic headaches, migraines.
For liver diseases, Tibetan medicine is perhaps the most effective of all, many benefits have been seen for the treatment of hepatitis C. It is also effective in the treatment of osteoporosis, in fractures (reduces the time needed to strengthen the bone tissue) and to treat osteoarthritis and arthritis. If osteoarthritis is severe and has been going on for many years, it is only possible to reduce the inflammation and take away the pain. Tibetan medicine is also suitable for supporting cancer patients, as support for the immune system during chemotherapy and radiotherapy and mental support for the patient. It is also effective in cases of facial paresis and stroke, to restore any neurological deficits.
With regards to diagnostics, Tibetan medicine provides three methodologies, they are: observation, palpation and anamnesis. The observation focuses on the shape and profile of the subject’s body, on the colour of the skin, tongue, eyes, as well as the colour of the urine and a real diagnosis on the density and type of foam that the urine produces by shaking it in a clear glass jar.
Palpation focuses on reading the pulse (eastern pulsology) and on the pressure of certain specific points that are directly connected to specific organs and humors. The anamnesis consists of a consultation with the patient aimed at finding information on habits, nutrition, symptoms and so on. Tibetan medicine also uses acupuncture and cupping techniques, acupressure massages to rebalance the body’s energy and a typical Tibetan Cu-gnè massage.