Sowa Rigpa


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    • Registered practitioners of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Sowa-Rigpa are now authorized to issue medical fitness certificates.

    What is Sowa -Rigpa (Science of healing)?

    • It is commonly known as the Amchi system of medicine is one of the oldest, living and well documented medical traditions of the world.
    • It has been a popular practice in Tibet, Magnolia, Bhutan, some parts of China, Nepal, Himalayan regions of India and few parts of the former Soviet Union etc.
    • In India, this system has been practiced in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling (West Bengal), Lahoul & Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) and Ladakh region of Jammu& Kashmir etc.
    • The majority of theory and practice of Sowa-Rigpa is similar to “Ayurveda”.
    • Yuthog Yonten Gonpo from Tibet is believed to be the father of Sowa Rigpa.
    • Theory of Sowa-Rigpa:
    • The basic theory of Sowa-Rigpa may be adumbrated in terms of the following five points:
      • The body in disease as the locus of treatment;
      • Antidote, i.e., the treatment;
      • The method of treatment through antidote;
      • Medicine that cures the disease;
      • Materia Medica, Pharmacy & Pharmacology

    Source: TH