Pulse reading- unique skills

Merely questioning patients about their symptoms will too often lead to an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis, because it omits one most important parts of diagnostic practice: pulse reading. Pulse reading is a unique means for analysis of the exact nature of specific illness.
In the Tibetan medicine system, patient interrogation is the last stage of diagnosis, because visual and pulse diagnosis offer a wealth of external and internal health info, which is subsequently analyzed and confirmed in the interrogation stage. Those who would depend on a patient’s subjective description of symptoms cannot be sure of specific humor/s to which an illness belongs.

Pacifying the mind

Many treasure texts predicted that a tremendous number of diseases would befall those of us living in what is known as the degenerate age, that is, the time in which the Dharma begins to wane. And indeed it seems true that, despite overall improvements in quality of life, people become ever more materialistic as their desires exceed their capacity even to enjoy even what they have. Then comes the onset of suffering from manifold illness—things like depression—which in the Tibetan medicine system are classified as disorders of the wind humor. Now since wind humor disorders are caused by attachment, the best way to treat and avoid them is to know oneself, and be realistic in the management of the time and energy spent accomplishing one’s daily routine. Try not to be too desirous. Don’t go chasing after complicated and negative parts of your past. Do not cling so hard to hopes for the future. Start just being present, just clearly present to each moment. In this way we begin to accomplish everything we encounter, nicely, with joy and ease—one by one by one.

Tibetan Medicine

Laboratory tests can be another means of confirming the result of your treatment. All the many different ways of treating disease ultimately share a common goal, which is curing the underlying illness. Symptom palliation is easily assessed from the patient’s own testimony, or through external measures such as degree of fever. But perhaps the best way of confirming actual underlying results is through laboratory testing. If our Tibetan doctors are consistent in collecting lab results from our patients, over time we can build large and useful data sets.