Lost wisdom, half-forgotten scientific knowledge, unique practical devices – these form the contents of this slim but valuable book by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash, the noted scholar as well Ayurvedic practitioner.
Prevention and cure of various diseases are described in Ayurveda and Gso-ba rig-pa (San. Cikitsā-vidyā) or Tibetan Medicine. The method of examining urine for purposes of diagnosis is widely accepted in all forms of medicine. These methods are clearly outlined in this book. This valuable work ensures that none of these traditional methods are lost. It preserves the rich Indo-Tibetan heritage and brings them together in a scholarly yet reader-friendly way, by providing the Tibetan text of Rgyud-bźi with the corresponding Sanskrit couplets from Ayurveda.
Other titles by the author on Ayurveda & Indo Tibetan Medicines :
• Vāgbhaṭa and Candra-Nandana in Indo-Tibetan Medicine
• Nāḍī Parīkṣā in Indo-Tibetan Medicine
• Tibetan Medicine
• Ayurvedic Remedies
Vaidya Bhagwan Dash has had an outstandingly brilliant academic career. In addition to post-graduate qualifications in Ayurveda, he holds a Master's degree in Sanskrit and a Doctorate from the University of Delhi. In the course of over forty years dedicated to research and practice of Ayurveda, Dr. Dash has attended several international conferences and seminars held in Brazil, Mexico, Italy and France and has written over thirty-eight important publications covering different aspects of Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicines. He was Deputy Advisor in Ayurveda to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and F.W. until he took voluntary retirement to enable him to devote more time for academic and research activities. As a Consultant in Traditional Medicine of the World Health Organisation, he has been advisor to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Mongolia on the Health Development Programmes of these countries.