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Rs 100-cr boost for ancient Tibetan medicinal system

NEW DELHI (TOI) : Sowa Rigpa, the ancient Tibetan medicinal system believed to have been taught by Lord Buddha himself, is all set to get a major boost. The Planning Commission’s working group on AYUSH (department of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) for the 12th five-year plan has proposed setting up of … Continue reading

Dept of Ayush proposes Rs.100 cr national institute for Sowa-Rigpa system

New Delhi (PB): Even as the government is finalising a notification to formally recognise within the definition of Indian medicine the Sowa-Rigpa system that is practised in the sub-Himalayan regions in the country, the Department of Ayush is planning to set up a national institute to promote the studies in the sector. The National Institute of … Continue reading

The Tibetan science of Healing

The packets of powdered medicine lie in the middle of the ‘Lhabrang’ at Shechen monastery, circled by a group of Tibetan doctors, known as ‘Aamchis’. An elderly Aamchi begins a chant and the rest join in suit. This particular ceremony is one of the many features that are unique to ‘Sowa Rigpa’ or ‘the Tibetan … Continue reading

Health Min to notify recognising Sowa-Rigpa after amending D&C Rules

One year after the Parliament passed the bill amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (amendment) Act, the Union Health Ministry will soon issue the notification to formally recognise within the definition of Indian medicine the Sowa-Rigpa system that is practised in the sub-Himalayan regions in the country. “The Department of Ayush has recognized the Sowa-Rigpa … Continue reading