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Schizophrenia and depression

Postby Gyaltsen Tashi » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:26 pm

Dear all,

What causes these mental illnesses - schizophrenia and depression? How are they treated in Tibetan medicine?

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Re: Schizophrenia and depression

Postby Malcolm » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Gyaltsen Tashi wrote:Dear all,

What causes these mental illnesses - schizophrenia and depression? How are they treated in Tibetan medicine?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi



There are many possible causes of depression. These will be treated according to their causes which are imbalances in the dośas (humors) caused by diet, behavior, season or spirits or a combination of these.

What western medicine terms "schizophrenia" will generally be considered a spirit induced disorder. This will be treated generally with massage, herbs, diet and lifestyle, depending on the type of spirit diagnosed.

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Re: Schizophrenia and depression

Postby Gyaltsen Tashi » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:11 am

I attended the "Six Elements-Cleansing Healing Grand Puja" and the "Grand Medicine Buddha Healing Blessing Intiation" by the Healing Lama HE Kangyur Rinpoche. I missed attending the "Medicine Buddha Ten Thousand Offerings Grand Healing Puja" with distribution of specially blessed Dharma Pills. It is the second time I attended Kangyur Rinpoche's pujas. There won't be another opportunity as this is his last time in Singapore.
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Re: Schizophrenia and depression

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Re: Schizophrenia and depression

Postby Son » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:57 am

Malcolm wrote:
Gyaltsen Tashi wrote:Dear all,

What causes these mental illnesses - schizophrenia and depression? How are they treated in Tibetan medicine?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi



There are many possible causes of depression. These will be treated according to their causes which are imbalances in the dośas (humors) caused by diet, behavior, season or spirits or a combination of these.

What western medicine terms "schizophrenia" will generally be considered a spirit induced disorder. This will be treated generally with massage, herbs, diet and lifestyle, depending on the type of spirit diagnosed.

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What sort of spirits could be diagnosed from this, and how? I ask because of my personal issues with schizophrenia.
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