'Buddhist' forms of alternative medicine?

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'Buddhist' forms of alternative medicine?

Postby dyanaprajna2011 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:05 pm

Are there any Buddhist forms of alternative medicine? I know groups such as Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine have Buddhist influences, but are there any based solely, or at least mostly, on Buddhist philosophy?
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Re: 'Buddhist' forms of alternative medicine?

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:07 pm

dyanaprajna2011 wrote:Are there any Buddhist forms of alternative medicine? I know groups such as Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine have Buddhist influences, but are there any based solely, or at least mostly, on Buddhist philosophy?



Tibetan Medicine is philosophically based solely on Buddhadharma. In other words, the remote cause of all disease is the ignorance that grasps self. The approximate cause is the three afflictions, desire, hatred and ignorance. The immediate cause is the three doṣas, vatta, pitta, and kapha.

The basis for Tibetan Medicine is Buddhist sutra and tantra.

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