SECUNDERABAD: The state health department is working towards making Tibetan medicines available through the Ayush scheme, said health minister Etela Rajender. The minister was speaking at the tenth anniversary of the Tibetan medicine centre in Padmaraonagar, Secunderabad.
The Tibetan Medical centre was established a decade ago and experts claim that over the decade the centre has helped cure chronic and life-threatening illnesses .
“Over the last 10 years, Tibetan medicine has played a vital role in treating illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, piles, cardiovascular problems, neurological problems, gynaecological problems, gastrointestinal problems and types of cancer. Currently, we have close to 80 patients, three doctors and five staffers from Adilabad, Khammam, Kurnool and Kamareddy,” said Dr Nwang Galek, Tibetan Herbal Clinic, Secunderabad.
The Tibetan medical system, known as Sova – Rigpa (knowledge of healing), has been followed over the years in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and countries such as China, Bhutan, Mongolia and Russia. “Since September 2013, a clinic is being run in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh on the fourth Monday and Tuesday of the month. We hope to start more such clinics in collaboration with Telangana government,” added Galek.-Times Of India