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Tibetan Medicine (Tibetan Medicine)
Health and nutrition advice, Nuremberg Fürth Erlangen


The healing system of Tibetan medicine is one of the oldest still living traditions in the world and is based on the restoration and maintenance of the balance of the three body elements Lung (kinetic energy), Tripa (warmth) and Beken (liquid) through gentle healing methods.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) represents a comprehensive system of naturopathic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are used for many different clinical pictures. These include: headaches and migraines, musculoskeletal problems, immune deficiency, respiratory diseases, digestive problems. The most important diagnostic method in Tibetan medicine is pulse diagnosis. In the treatment and for the healing process, a review and, if necessary, a change in diet / eating habits is often indispensable. In addition, the focus is on recording the underlying causes of diseases and their holistic treatment. Based on Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan medicine also assumes change as the only constant. So it sees states as changeable and only temporary. Suffering or illness can arise not only through physical but also mental imbalance, the vicious circle of this instability must be broken through changes in lifestyle, moral and ethical understanding may have to be checked, karma or experiences from previous lives are also in search of Causes of illness taken into account and included in them.



Tibetan medicine represents a fusion of different traditions and directions of medicine. Through the consultation of different healers from China, India, the Greco-Roman Empire and the ancient Persia, a wide range of knowledge flowed into the TTM, which also the partially recognizable correspondences with the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Indian Ayurveda explained. For example, the Greek system of the three juices teachings corresponds to the Tibetan model of the three forms of energy or body elements. This medical knowledge acquired at the conference on Tibetan medicine was embedded in the Buddhist worldview and its conceptions of body, mind and body Soul. In the 11th century AD, the written records served as a template for the systematics of the four roots or the four tantras according to Yuthog Yonten Gonpo the Younger, which is still the basic work of the TTM today.
However, the origins of Tibetan medicine can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist times of Tibet, when shamanic methods were used and the ritual-rich Bon religion was predominant in Tibet.

Training and expansion

Before the Chinese occupation of Tibet as a result of the Maoist Cultural Revolution in 1959, there were two medical centers in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, where the knowledge of the TTM was cultivated and taught. Because many Tibetan doctors perished and old TTM writings and the buildings of the TTM teaching centers were destroyed, traditional knowledge has to be revitalized to this day. However, the practices of the TTM are no longer to be found only in Tibet itself; Tibetan doctors and healers can also be found in the bordering areas of Asia, for example in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Mongolia and parts of Russia, as well as in Europe and the USA . The Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan astrology and medicine institute, was re-established in Dharamshala, India by the 14th Dalai Lama and trains doctors based on the traditional knowledge of the TTM.


  • Basics and principles

In Tibetan medicine, the human body is not viewed in isolation, but rather in connection with its environment and surroundings. Based on the theory of the three main forms of energy Lung (kinetic energy), Tripa (heat) and Beken (liquid), which are fed by the interplay of the properties of the five elements and are associated with the bodily fluids bile (Tripa) and mucus (Beken) a constitutional type for every person. This individual type arises from the unique relationship between the three forms of energy that can be found in the patient. Digestion and nutrition in general are very important here. A stable digestive heat, which is assigned to the tripa energy, is therefore essential for efficient nutrient utilization. According to the Buddhist understanding, the spiritual attitude also has a great influence on the constitution of the body, for example persisting in thought patterns and behaviors fueled by anger, greed, hatred and strife are seen as the cause of the disturbance of the energy balance, which is itself in turn can manifest in the form of physical and mental illness.

After determining the constitution type, a healing approach adapted to the relationship between the three energies of the patient is pursued in order to restore the disturbed harmony of the individual balance of the person to be treated. In diagnostics, the use of technical devices is largely dispensed with, one preferably relies on one's own sensory perception and includes the examination of eyes, urine and tongue as well as the very sophisticated pulse diagnostics in TTM. Talking to the patient is also very important in order to localize ailments in the body and to get to the bottom of their causes by talking to the person being treated.

If too weak or too strong digestive heat is identified as the cause of an illness, an active change in eating behavior must be addressed in order to regulate the digestive heat and to ensure successful utilization of the nutrients in the digestive process. Raw food, sweets and cold drinks are considered to be digestive debilitants, so omitting or replacing these foods is often the first step in counteracting too weak digestive heat. The change in diet or the adaptation of the patient's eating behavior is supported by the administration of herbal preparations and minerals. The determination of the medicinal herbs suitable for the patient concerned takes place from the point of view of the taste of the ingredients of the preparations to be administered. The flavors sweet, sour, bitter, hot and salty are also assigned to the five elements, which in turn interact with the three forms of energy whose balance must be preserved. A detailed chewing process is therefore of great importance for the development of the different tastes. The Tibetan massage is also a component of the forms of therapy in the TTM.

Research into the mechanisms of action and applicability of Tibetan herbal medicines and treatment methods has increased with the spread of traditional knowledge about TTM. In international cooperation, attempts are being made to make the knowledge of the TTM's writings comprehensible in the context of western scientific medicine and to make it accessible to doctors and research institutions. Medical studies and the exchange between Tibetan doctors, scientists and orthodox physicians are the pillars of the scientific research and recording of the TTM.


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  • Amchi Dorjee was born as the son of Tibetan refugees in Bhutan.
  • Amchi Dorjee studied and successfully completed Tibetan medicine in Vārānasi and Dharamsala / India (Men-Tsee-Khang = leading medical institute / university). To study Tibetan Medicine you need 7 years plus 2 years of internship.
  • Amchi Dorjee has been living and working as the official representative of the Tibetan Medical Council in Merida / Mexico since 2010.
  • As part of his seminars and lectures for the World Human Foundation e.V. and the Sorig Institute Darmstadt, Amchi Dorjee has been visiting Germany regularly for over 15 years


The World Human Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to support Tibetan families and persecuted nuns and monks, as well as to spread the ancient knowledge of the TTM. By Sponsorships This enables Tibetan children to attend school or an education expansion invested in medical care in structurally weak regions of Tibet. The association is mainly financed through donate, but also through those at seminars, workshops and Study trips with small groups on the subject of Tibetan medicine and cultural exchange with Tibet, generated income. The World Human Foundation has been recognized as charitable and benevolent by the Darmstadt tax office for over 15 years. The board is the Frank Zablewski. World Human Foundation


Amchi Dechen Dorjee: Accompanied and translated by Frank Zablewski, there are consultation appointments / Tibetan medicine in Nuremberg 3 times a year. You can find the dates below. Please book your appointment using the online registration form by clicking on the relevant appointment field.

  • Saturday March 6th 2021 and Sunday March 7th 2021
  • Saturday June 26th 2021 and Sunday June 27th 2021
  • Saturday November 27th 2021 and Sunday November 28th 2021


  • First appointment: 110 euros.
  • Second consultation: 90 euros


Elephant Room & Elephant Family
Front entrance: Karl-Grillenberger-Str. 1, 90402 Nuremberg
Back entrance: Mühlgasse 20, 90403 Nuremberg


Avoid the day before: heavy food, fasting, vitamin supplements, acidic drinks such as orange juice, lemon juice, alcohol and coffee, heavy mental or physical work. On the day of the consultation: a light breakfast and a light lunch. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your appointment. The Amchi will recommend you some dietary guidelines. If necessary, rules of conduct are also addressed. The consultation takes about 30 to 45 minutes.


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SATURDAY MARCH 06, 2021, SUNDAY March 07, 2021

Tibetan health, pulse and nutritional advice

Amchi Dechen Dorjee, from Bhutan

Frank Zablewski, World Human Foundation e.V.

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SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2021 and SUNDAY JUNE 27, 2021

Tibetan health, pulse and nutritional advice

Amchi Dechen Dorjee, from Bhutan

Frank Zablewski, World Human Foundation e.V.

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Tibetan health, pulse and nutritional advice

Amchi Dechen Dorjee, from Bhutan

Frank Zablewski, World Human Foundation e.V.


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Registering and canceling appointments: Due to missed appointments, we often cannot make full use of our short consultation times. Unfortunately, we have to charge you for appointments that are not kept and not canceled 48 hours in advance at the latest. Since we can no longer reassign these dates in time. To cancel an appointment, please use the withdrawal form, click in the respective appointment field (next to the registration form button in your appointment field). This is the only way to automatically activate the appointment for another person. Thank you for your reliability and support.
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