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Soundings in Tibetan medicine [electronic resource] : anthropological and historical perspectives : PIATS 2003 : Tibetan studies : proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003 / edited by Mona Schrempf.

By: International Association for Tibetan Studies. Seminar (10th : 2003 : Oxford, England).
Contributor(s): Schrempf, Mona.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill's Tibetan studies library: v. 10/10.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (vi, 449 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789047422105 (electronic bk.); 9047422104 (electronic bk.).Other title: PIATS 2003 | Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003.Subject(s): Medicine, Tibetan -- Congresses | Medical anthropology -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan -- History -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- India -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- Nepal -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Congresses | Cultural Characteristics -- India -- Congresses | Cultural Characteristics -- Nepal -- Congresses | Cultural Characteristics -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- India -- History -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- Nepal -- History -- Congresses | Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History -- Congresses | MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice | MEDICAL -- Osteopathy | MEDICAL | MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference | MEDICAL -- Essays | MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Holism | Geneeskunde | Antropologische aspecten | TibetGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Soundings in Tibetan medicine.DDC classification: 610 Other classification: 44.98 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Himalayan medical encounters : the establishment of biomedicine in Tibet and in Indian exile / Alex McKay -- Integrating abstraction : modernising medicine at Lhasa's Mentsikhang / Vincanne Adams -- Sa cha 'di ma 'phrod na : displacement and traditional Tibetan medicine among Tibetan refugees in India / Audrey Prost -- Sherpa beliefs and western medicine : providing health care at Khunde Hospital, Nepal / Susan Heydon -- Bon lineage doctors and the local transmission of knowing medical practice in Nagchu / Mona Schrempf -- A crisis of confidence : a comparison between shifts in Tibetan medical education in Nepal and Tibet / Sienna Craig -- Making a medical living : on the monetisation of Tibetan medicine in Spiti / Florian Besch -- The land of milk and barley : medicinal plants, staple foods, and discourses of subjectivity in Rgyal thang / Denise Glover -- Engaging the subtle body : re-approaching bla rituals in the Himalaya / Barbara Gerke -- Spirit causation and illness in Tibetan medicine / Geoffrey Samuel -- 'Life-wind illness' in Tibetan medicine : depression, generalised anxiety, and panic attack / Eric Jacobson -- Tibetan medicine and the classification and treatment of mental illness / Colin Millard -- 'Magical movements' ('phrul 'khor) in the Bon tradition and possible applications as a CIM therapy / M. Alejandro Chaoul -- An early Tibetan history of Indian medicine / Dan Martin -- Tibetan and Chinese pulse diagnostics : a comparison-with special reference to locations for pulse taking / Yan Zhen and Cai Jingfeng -- The making of the Blue beryl : some remarks on the textual sources of the famous commentary of Sangye Gyatsho (1653-1705) / Olaf Czaja -- Preliminary investigations into new oral and textual sources on Byang Lugs : the 'northern school' of Tibetan medicine / Theresia Hofer -- Embryology and embodiment in Tibetan literature : narrative epistemology and the rhetoric of identity / Frances Garrett -- Brief outlook : desiderata in the study of the history of Tibetan medicine / Henk Blezer ... et al.
Summary: Presents a collection of studies on the anthropology and history of Tibetan medicine. This work provides fresh insights into both dynamic developments and historical continuities in medical knowledge and practice that have been manifest in a range of traditional and contemporary Tibetan societies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Himalayan medical encounters : the establishment of biomedicine in Tibet and in Indian exile / Alex McKay -- Integrating abstraction : modernising medicine at Lhasa's Mentsikhang / Vincanne Adams -- Sa cha 'di ma 'phrod na : displacement and traditional Tibetan medicine among Tibetan refugees in India / Audrey Prost -- Sherpa beliefs and western medicine : providing health care at Khunde Hospital, Nepal / Susan Heydon -- Bon lineage doctors and the local transmission of knowing medical practice in Nagchu / Mona Schrempf -- A crisis of confidence : a comparison between shifts in Tibetan medical education in Nepal and Tibet / Sienna Craig -- Making a medical living : on the monetisation of Tibetan medicine in Spiti / Florian Besch -- The land of milk and barley : medicinal plants, staple foods, and discourses of subjectivity in Rgyal thang / Denise Glover -- Engaging the subtle body : re-approaching bla rituals in the Himalaya / Barbara Gerke -- Spirit causation and illness in Tibetan medicine / Geoffrey Samuel -- 'Life-wind illness' in Tibetan medicine : depression, generalised anxiety, and panic attack / Eric Jacobson -- Tibetan medicine and the classification and treatment of mental illness / Colin Millard -- 'Magical movements' ('phrul 'khor) in the Bon tradition and possible applications as a CIM therapy / M. Alejandro Chaoul -- An early Tibetan history of Indian medicine / Dan Martin -- Tibetan and Chinese pulse diagnostics : a comparison-with special reference to locations for pulse taking / Yan Zhen and Cai Jingfeng -- The making of the Blue beryl : some remarks on the textual sources of the famous commentary of Sangye Gyatsho (1653-1705) / Olaf Czaja -- Preliminary investigations into new oral and textual sources on Byang Lugs : the 'northern school' of Tibetan medicine / Theresia Hofer -- Embryology and embodiment in Tibetan literature : narrative epistemology and the rhetoric of identity / Frances Garrett -- Brief outlook : desiderata in the study of the history of Tibetan medicine / Henk Blezer ... et al.

Presents a collection of studies on the anthropology and history of Tibetan medicine. This work provides fresh insights into both dynamic developments and historical continuities in medical knowledge and practice that have been manifest in a range of traditional and contemporary Tibetan societies.

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