Tibetan medicine has evolved over the millennia into a art of health whereby illness is first formed through emotion on a sensory level.
But the direct triggers are nutrition, lifestyle, the environment through the climate and the seasons and other external influences.
Health is the result of balancing the inner and outer elements of our bodies. In addition to proper nutrition and lifestyle, the treatment and prevention of diseases is based on the rich pharmacology of medicinal herbs, minerals, metals and animal substances. Many manual therapies are honored, such as moxa therapy, acupuncture, bloodletting, cupping, compresses and more.