The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine contains the first complete translation of the Root Tantra and Explanatory Tantra of Tibetan medicine. The most thorough, detailed and systematic reference for Tibetan medicine in English, it contains the Tibetan views and defining characteristics of healthy and diseased bodies. The remarkable diagnostic techniques of pulse and urine analysis are presented together with the 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 standard of ethics and conduct required of a Tibetan physician-a warrior-like person equipped to overcome the most formidable internal and external obstacles.
"Dr. Barry Clark...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 memorized by medical students."
- H. H. the Dalai Lama
The translation of The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine is available to buy online from Shambala Publications.