Ancient Wisdom for Westerners: A Short Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Author(s) : Marilyn Magazin

Ancient Wisdom for Westerners: A Short Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : April 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 166
  • Category :
    Complementary Medicine
  • Category 2 :
    Herbal Medicine
  • Catalogue No : 95071
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913504960
  • ISBN 10 : 1913504964
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A clear and concise introduction into the ancient and profound tradition of Tibetan Medicine

The holistic system of Tibetan medicine has proven over centuries to be extremely effective and complementary to modern Western medicine, especially for chronic diseases. Ancient Wisdom for Westerners offers a clear and practical introduction to this ancient wisdom.

One of the most striking differences between modern Western medicine and Tibetan medicine is how Tibetan medicine looks at health and disease from the energetic point of view, as well from an anatomic and physiological one. Tibetan medicine thus provides the answers to many questions about the human body and disease that can not be explained in terms of modern medical teachings.

Ancient Wisdom for Westerners explores the origins of Tibetan medicine and outlines Tibetan Buddhist terms. It offers explanations to the primary causes and conditions that give rise to sickness, how to avoid and treat them, and how to prevent them from reoccurring. It explains how the three subtle energies of Tibetan medicine are responsible for all bodily functions and gives examples of how nutrition and behaviour are conducive to good health. It also details accurate diagnostic methods, some of which are particularly useful for babies and small children.

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About the Author(s)

Dr Marilyn Magazin has worked in scientific and medical research for forty years. She has a Chemistry degree from the University of Kentucky and a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Geneva. Thirty years ago she encountered Tibetan medicine which she then studied with Jacques Haesaert, a French naturopath and Tibetan medical doctor. She then went on to co-editing and translating his teachings from French to English, as well as translating more than 150 consultations. Dr Magazin then studied for three more years with Dr Lobsang Shrestha.

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Merrily Orsini, MSSW on 01/05/2022

Aging healthily is a goal for many who realize that quality of life is directly related to having a healthy body and mind. By introducing the ancient, profound, and holistic teachings of Tibetan medicine in a way palatable to western medicine, the inquisitive reader creates a path to follow that transforms health goals into attainable realities. Bravo to Dr. Marilyn Magazin for easily explaining these concepts, and showing examples that will help each of us live more healthy and informed lives.

Roseli C Farges PhD in Molecular Pharmacology, Paul Sabatier University,Toulouse, France on 15/03/2022

"This well-written book allows us to understand, in an accessible way, the concepts and notions on which Tibetan medicine is based. It is fascinating to realize throughout this reading about an ancestral culture that human beings from different cultures find different ways to prevent and treat diseases. A better interaction between Tibetan medicine and Western medicine could provide answers to many questions about human health."

Dr Stephane Renard, PhD on 15/03/2022

"This is a very clever book that brings enough of Tibetan medicine to the attention of the westerner reader to attract his interest, without overwhelming him with lots of information; clever also to introduce new concepts to the westerner mind such as spirituality and a lot of very interesting relationships. A healthy body is not only a body whose biology functions well, a healthy body is in harmony with his environment and this is certainly the most important teaching of this book, a teaching brought with examples that open our eyes to our “poisonous way of life”. The time is ripe to discover more healthy ways to live!"

Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul and ASK! series on 15/03/2022

“The beauty of Ancient Wisdom is time-tested, long lasting, and as new as your own discovery of it. I have known Dr. Magazin and her brilliance since grad school. Now, she shares with the world what we all desperately need to transform ourselves and our healthcare system. You will be elated as you read, absorb, and use the timeless wisdom she has made instantly available and omni-useful to you.”

Lucy Jones, Medical Herbalist and Practitioner of Tibetan Medicine on 01/02/2022

“In this book, Marilyn Magazin skilfully conveys the main teachings of Tibetan Medicine and explains how these can enhance and complement existing western therapeutic frameworks. It’s a joy to see how she manages to keep her content accessible to westerners whilst also keeping to the spirit of this very precious ancient wisdom.”