Central University of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi

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Department of Sowa Rigpa


Department of Sowa Rigpa, Tibetan Science of Healing, Central University of Tibetan Studies was established in 1993. The centuries-old traditional medical system that deals a complex approach to diagnose the illness by examining urine, pulse, tongue and eyes. With the pulse diagnosis it is possible to check the balance of the three basic energies mentioned earlier, as well as the condition of the different organs. The medicines in this tradition are prepared from natural elements, e.g., herbs and minerals. Physical therapies such as massage, acupuncture and moxabustion are practiced to treat illness.

Research Projects :

=> Effect of Bhot herbal compound on abdominal disorder, Management of hepatitis and liver disorders. Research on Diabetes Mellitus.
=> Women's Health, jointly with Dr. Lesie R.Jaffe,USA and Dr. Tsering Youdon, BTMS.
"Comparative study on rGyud-shi.
=> Drug standardization (Tibetan Medicine).
=> EDMG Project: A project to protect the medicinal herbs found in the Himalayan region on 16,000 ft above sea level in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, at a space of 5.47 acres.

Infrastructure :

=> Clinic, contributes to the better health of the society and facilitate the students for practical course.

=> Pharmacy: Pathology Lab: The objective to establish the lab is to make the students familiar with the modern medical technology.

=> Medicinal Herbal Garden: A herbal garden called Kalachakra Medicinal Garden has been established to grow medicinal herbs for practical purposes as well as to study the possibility of planting more herbs in this environment. More than a hundred variety of herbs has been planted in this garden. It is also the aim that the students may be taught to identify the herbs, their characteristics and places where they could be found in India.


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