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A rare opportunity to listen to two of the most prominent doctors and scholars of Tibetan medicine:
Healing from the Roof of the World: An Introduction to Principles & Practices of Tibetan Medicine
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm
UD is most honored to host Ven. Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen (Visiting Professor at University of Virginia) and Dr. Lhusham Gyal (Dean & Associate Professor of Tibetan Medical College of Qinghai University) for what will prove to be an educational and enlightening afternoon on the principles of Tibetan medical system and its contemporary practice. The talk will include the Tibetan use of food and gems for balancing and protecting health.
[$10 suggested donation per person]
More about our guests:
Dr. Gyaltsen completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health at UCLA School of Public Health, California. He also holds masters degrees in Primary Health Care Management from ASEAN Institute for Health Development at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Vermont.
In 2003, Dr. Gyaltsen facilitated the opening of Kumbum Tibetan Medical Hospitals first branch clinic in Beijing, P.R. China, and has since opened an outpatient clinic in Shenyang City (eastern China) and a small hospital near Xianyang (western China). Kumbum Tibetan Medical Hospital is currently the largest facility of its kind, reputed for its quality care, professionalism, and pharmaceutical expertise. He is also founder of Tibetan Healing Fund, a non-profit organization with offices in both Amdo Province and Seattle, Washington. The mission of the Tibetan Healing Fund is to provide basic education and primary health care to rural Tibetan women and children. Today, a growing number of isolated and impoverished women and children in the Tibetans regions of northeastern P.R. China are served by Tibetan Healing Fund projects. Projects include bilingual and bicultural education, community midwife training, and health education and outreach. In July 2009, the Tibetan Healing Fund opened the first Tibetan Birth Center for rural Tibetan women in Ma-lho Tibetan Prefecture in western P.R. China.
Dr. Lhusham Gyal received his Tibetan medical training through many senior teachers throughout eastern and central Tibet, and also obtained bachelor and master degrees in Medical Studies from Tibet University in Lhasa, Tibet. One of the most renowned Tibetan medical doctors in Tibet today, Dr. Lhusham Gyal has received particular recognition for his book A Systematic Analysis of Tibetan Medical Psychology (2004). He is the author of numerous articles and books, and is the associate editor-in-chief for the textbook series Curricula of National Tibetan Medical University Majors. As inspiration in the classroom, Dr. Gyal has also received awards and recognition for his teaching from both domestic and international bodies.
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