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Wrong diagnoses ails!

A 35-year old woman had pain in her leg and was operated on in the Thimphu Hospital. A few days later, her back swelled up so she had to undergo a second surgery. Her body started to dysfunction after that and she had a problem going to the bathroom. This …

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A healthy diet: what tradition prescribes

While fitness experts advise health zealots to have a “balanced diet,” the Bhutanese traditional medicine system (soba rigpa) redefines what a healthy diet and lifestyle entails. In soba rigpa, the fundamental healing philosophy revolves around the concept of three somatic humors (basic types of energy or functional principles): lung ( …

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