The Tibetan and Western Integrative Symposium seeks to provide a context for establishing a cohesive intercultural and interdisciplinary field of medical research and clinical applications that will result in collaborative efforts to develop integrative models of healthcare. Our goal is to construct a bridge between Tibetan and Western Integrative Medicine to share the benefits and perspectives of these systems in a rigorous and open dialogue.
We invite the world’s most dedicated clinicians, healthcare professionals, physicians, researchers and educators to present their knowledge and ground breaking research in Tibetan Medicine, clinical science and integrative medicine - all with the goal of understanding the concepts of these diverse medical systems in order to reduce suffering. In 2018, our focus is “developing personalized care approaches”. Tibetan Medicine is an integrative and holistic system based on the 5 elements which are the building blocks of the mind/body dynamic. These elements hold our body in a state of equilibrium. According to Tibetan Medicine that balance is maintained in dependence on your unique genetically born body type. The care provided by Tibetan Medicine is not a standardized approach. Rather, it is an approach based on each individual’s unique constitution with the goal of providing a distinct and personalized mode of treatment to maintain balance.
Stanford University School of Medicine - 2 Days
Where the western medical professionals and tibetan medical professionals meet and share.
Image: The Root of Diagnosis, 17th century This painting comprises three stems: visual observation, palpation and inquiry, each of which is illustrated by an image of a doctor examining a patient.