Introduction

On November 28, China’s Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius. Tibetan medicinal bathing, also knows as a Many-Flavored Dew Bathing, was first recorded in the Four Medical Classics, the classic text of Tibetan medicine, which is more than 1,000 years old. Tibetan medicinal bathing, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China, uses either natural hot springs or herbal water or steam to adjust the balance of body and mind.

Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa added to UNESCO list

Traditional Tibetan bathing for a medical purpose was inscribed onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on Wednesday.[more..]

Tibetan medicinal bathing seeks nod as UNESCO intangible heritage

Tibetan medicinal bathing may soon see its cultural influence spread to the rest of the world, as the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage opens in Port Louis, capital of Mauritius.[more..]

World intangible heritage: Tibetan medicinal bathing

The Tibetan Medicine Hospital in Gangca County, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Qinghai Province exhibits herbs, implements, methods, and equipment for Tibetan medicinal bathing. According to reports, the Tibetan medicinal bathing is one of traditional external treatment methods of Tibetan medicine. In addition to medicinal bathing, there are more than 150 types of Tibetan medicine treatments currently found in Qinghai Province, such as bloodletting, acupuncture, steam fumigation, and copper iron therapy.[more..]

Tibetan medicine skill training program held for impoverished people

A Tibetan medicine training program for doctors and impoverished person in Tsaqutang Village, Yangbajain Town, Damxung County in middle Tibet, is being carried out in Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. The training is a 2018 experimental project of the Central government’s financial support to social organizations. A total of 25 village doctors and impoverished people are receiving this professional and systemic training. The training has organized an expert team of teachers who have carefully planned various training courses on subjects including the diagnosis of rheumatism, rheumatism behavior, dietary treatment, natural hot springs, medicinal baths, massage, introduction of health knowledge, and other theoretical subjects and practical work.[more..]

China’s Tibetan medicinal bathing listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa is the knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China.[more..]

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, or traditional Tibetan bathing for medical purposes, was inscribed onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on Nov. 28.[more..]

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