The Tibetan medicine, sowa rigpa, is one of the ancient medical systems practiced in Asia, along with the Indian ayurveda and Chinese medicines. All these medical systems have thousands of years of history and practical experiences. This medical system has a detailed and complete explanation of the formation, development and degeneration of human's physical body.
Tibetan medical tradition is an integral part of Tibetan culture and has been developed through many centuries. We believe that the origin of the Tibetan medical tradition is as old as civilization itself. Because humankind has depended on nature for sustenance and survival, the instinctive urge to health and accumulated knowledge has guided us to discover certain remedies for common ailments from natural sources. For example, applying residual barley from chang (Tibetan wine) on swollen body parts, drinking hot water for indigestion, and using melted butter for bleeding are some of the therapies that arose from practical experiences and gradually formed the basis for the art of healing in Tibet. The Tibetan medical heritage is based on the book of the four Tantras (rGyud-bZhi), which remains the fundamental medical text even today. Sowa rigpa is a legally recognised by the Indian government under AYUSH.