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BAHAR Seminar: The Preservation and Development of Tibetan Medical Practice in Ladakh

Amchi Tsewang Smanla (Yuthog Foundation, Leh) will speak on The Preservation and Development of Tibetan Medical Practice in Ladakh

SEMINAR for the BAHAR (Body, Health and Religion Research Group):

12.30 to 2 p.m., Thursday 4th March, Humanities 1.31

Amchi Tsewang Smanla is one of about two hundred amchi, traditional doctors who practice Tibetan medicine, in Ladakh, a culturally and ethnically Tibetan region of North India. He is from a hereditary medical family and also studied with the famous Tibetan doctor, Trogawa Rinpoche. From 1987 to 1997 he was head of an Amchi Support Programme set up by Save the Children Fund, working to train and support health workers using traditional Tibetan medicine in remote areas. Subsequently he set up his own organisation, the Yuthog Foundation for Tibetan Medicine, to continue this work. In the seminar, Amchi Tsewang Smanla will give an overview of issues facing amchi practice in Ladakh and describe the work he has been undertaking over the years to preserve and develop this significant regional tradition of health care.

For further information please contact SamuelG@cardiff.ac.uk

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