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    Date:09-22-2016 Source:China Tibet Online Author:    

Sept. 22, 2016



Sept. 22, 2016 -- Tibet has an average altitude of over 4000 meters and is known as the Earth’s “third pole”. It’s natural characteristics comprise alpine hypoxia, long hours of sunshine, strong ultraviolet radiation, large temperature differences between day and night, complex topography and no environmental pollution. This environment also gives rise to Tibetan medicine, the pearl in the treasure trove of Chinese medicine.



Sept. 22, 2016 -- Tibetan Medicine. As one of the traditional branches of Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine originated in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and stands alone with its long history. In 2006 Tibetan medicine was included in China’s first batch of national intangible cultural heritages. There are many different kinds of Tibetan medicine and 2085 species of plant are used to make Tibetan medicine. The plants used to make the medicine are mostly found at an altitude of more than 3800 meters.

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