The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine is a thorough, detailed, and systematic analysis of the characteristics of healthy and diseased bodies. Discussed are the diagnostic techniques of pulse and urine analysis, principles of right diet, right lifestyle, and behavioral factors—and a treasury of knowledge about the beneficial applications of herbs, plants, spices, minerals, gems, etc. Also included are the subtle and psychological techniques of therapeutics, and the ethics and conduct required of a Tibetan physician—a warrior-like person equipped to overcome even the most formidable internal and external obstacles.
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"I am happy that after more than ten years studying Tibetan medicine, both in theory and practice under the tutelage of a number of Tibetan physicians, Dr. Barry Clark has compiled The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine. In it, he presents clear and accurate translations of the Root and Explanatory Tantras, two works of such fundamental importance in the Tibetan medical system that they are commonly memorised by medical students."—The Dalai Lama
"Dr. Clark is very thorough and provides a wealth of information to the relatively obscure field of Tibetan medicine. He also provides an important translation of two of the principle tantras in Tibetan medicine, making this book one of the finest in its genre."—Explorations