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Tibetan medicine

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM, tib.sowa rigpa, གསོ་བ་རིག་པ) is a unique scientific discipline, in many ways different from other healing systems, but at the same time compatible with and complement to all Eastern and Western healing systems. It is based on a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, it also includes a system of philosophy, cosmology, subtle anatomy and spiritual practice. Within Tibetan medicine, special procedures have been developed to determine the causes of disease and a system of treatment that includes herbal treatment, massage, wraps, acupuncture and a number of other therapeutic approaches.

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Diagnostics 
according to TTM

The basic step of therapy is a comprehensive entry or control diagnosis of the pulse, tongue and urine.

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Medicinal
procedures

Based on the results of the entry diagnosis, the therapists will recommend the optimal number and strength of the procedures.

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Wellness
stays

You can experience the recommended procedures during your recovery stays with us. We will also also offer bundles of procedures that complement each other well and create a synergistic effect.

TECHNIQUES OVERVIEW

We present to you the individual healing techniques that you can encounter here at the Nima Dawa Tibetan Medicine Centre.

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Counseling according to Tibetan medicine

Counseling is used to determine the typology of the individual and assess the energy imbalance. It is based on a detailed history and an assessment of the pulse, urine, tongue, eyes and other parts of the body. Based on the examination, we will recommend a suitable therapeutic procedures within the framework of Tibetan medicine, changes in lifestyle or eating habits, and possibly other procedures.​

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Ku Nye (Tib. བསྐུ་མཉེ)

Oil massage, the aim of which is to restore energy balance of the organism. It is an original practice of the Tibetan medical tradition, dating back to the time of the Tibetan Kingdom about 3900 years ago. Kunye has regenerative and strengthening effects, relieves muscle tension, restores the function of internal and sensory organs, detoxifies. It helps eliminate neurological and psychological problems such as insomnia, anxiety and depression, relieves stress, reduces pain and nervousness. The massage is performed with warm sesame or almond oil according to the client's typology. Part of it can be gentle mobilisation of the joints, which Tibetan medicine considers to be centres of body energy.

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Herbal moxa Hor Me (Tib. ཧོར་མེ)

Together with Kunye massage, it is considered the most effective external therapy for calming the imbalance of life energy (wind energy). Horme originates from Mongolia. It was regularly applied by Genghis Khan - his vitality and ability to conceive offspring even in old age is attributed to Horme. Horme therapy is performed by applying herb bags soaked in warm sesame oil to specific points of the energy system. The pouches are filled with a mixture of herbs or seeds according to the desired effect. It is most often a combination of cumin, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Horme effectively treats mental and emotional disorders, relieves tension and stress, e.g. after a strong shock, during personal tragedies, after operations, heavy bleeding, after childbirth, etc.

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Yuk Cho stick massage (Tib. གཡུགས་སྤྱོད)

In ancient texts, its effects are compared to the qualities of a diamond. This massage was part of the spiritual practice of yogis who used it to overcome physical pain. During this massage, the therapist is tapping on certain points with a stick. Thanks to the vibrations caused by the stick, disturbances occurring in the given area are concentrated in the treated point and leave. Stick treatment has a deeper and stronger effect than finger pressure. Massage is particularly suitable for relieving pain points in the muscles, alleviating muscle and psychological tension and for neurological and nervous irritation.

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Do Nye (Tib. རྡོ་མཉེ) stone massage

Cold and hot stones of different types are used according to the desired effect. Each stone has the ability to work with a certain body energy. We place stones in certain places or move them along energy paths. Agate is, for example, suitable for problems with bile and inflammation, warm lava stones are applied to support the digestive fire or kidneys, crystal helps with fever, inflammation and mental confusion.

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Seashell massage

A unique and very pleasant technique. It has a calming effect on the mind, relieves pain caused by the nervous system. The tiger shell is suitable for the treatment of meridians (energy channels) or for pain in the back muscles, the mother-of-pearl shell is used for the muscles of the face, thus preventing wrinkles.

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Me Tsa (Tib., མེ་ཚ)

The heat usually created by burning wormwood or incense filled cigars is converged to certain points. Heat on the painful point provides relief, promotes blood circulation and removes energy blockages. We use it for treating arthritis, rheumatism, lymphatic problems, digestive problems and a number of problems associated with internal organs.

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Me Bum (mebum, མེ་བུམ)

Cup therapy is referred to as "Buddha Nectar Cup Therapy". It is used to relieve acute pain, most often in the spine and joints, and to release accumulated energy. It supports the smooth flow of energies. We use copper cups which are said to have the ability to draw out harmful substances and negative energies from the body.

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Loom (Tib. ལུམས)

A traditional Tibetan steam bath taking place in a wooden barrel. In the Nima Dawa centre we offer a full-body steam sauna combined with the inhalation of natural scents. The sauna procedure is different from regular steam saunas. After heating, there is no rapid cooling with cold water, but the body finishes its sweating in a dry wrap. Before or after the sauna procedure, a herbal decoction is drunk, which helps to remove inflammatory processes from the body and thus supports the detoxification of the organism.

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Chulum (Tib. ཆུ་ལུམས)

Sitz bath in the infusion of medicinal plants. It relieves mental and physical tension, is suitable for neurological disorders, stiffness of limbs, tendons, muscles and ligaments and menstrual problems. During the bath, the water temperature increases to 40-42 degrees C and then decreases again. The water reaches halfway up the torso below the level of the liver.

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Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས)

Healing yoga used in Tibet for centuries to balance internal energy, to open the chakras and relax the mind. Nejang literally means "cleansing the energy points of the body". The set includes 24 individual exercises and consists of gradual self-massage of all parts of the body together with visualisation and breathing exercises.

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