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Tibetan Medicine and Mental Health Care - Call for Planning Research

24 Feb 2016

Tibetan Medicine and Mental Health Care - Call for Planning Research by Dr. James Lake

Uses of Sowa Rigpa to treat mental health problems and maintain good mental and emotional health has been an important recurring theme in the dialog between Western biomedicine and Traditional Tibetan medicine. I am reaching out to members and readers of the European Association of Traditional Tibetan medicine to invite your ideas in planning an exchange between Western-trained mental health professionals and researchers, and Tibetan physicians specializing in rlung disorders.

As envisioned the exchange will take place at one of the major colleges of Tibetan medicine in Asia. The exchange will provide a forum for discussing important advances in Tibetan medicine relevant to mental healthcare and establish an on-going process for cooperative research and training between institutions of Tibetan medicine and Western medical schools.

For more information and to be included in the e-mail list of persons interested in this project, please contact James Lake at: jameslakemd(at)google(dot)com

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