Tibet

Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The dried fruit of Terminalia chebula (fructus chebulae) is an important Traditional Medicine used for intestinal and hepatic detoxification. Gurigumu-7 which is made of fructus chebulae and 6 other traditional medicines is one of the most frequently used compound Mongolian and Tibet medicines for liver diseases. Terminalia phenolics are considered as the bioactive constituents of fructus chebulae and consequently of Gurigumu-7.

Author(s): 
Gao, Jie
Ajala, Olusegun S.
Wang, Chun-Ying
Xu, Hai-Yan
Yao, Jia-Huan
Zhang, Hai-Peng
Jukov, Azzaya
Ma, Chao-Mei
Publication Title: 
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Many kinds of body/mind practices are capable of producing remarkable behaviors and altered body states. A typology of such behaviors and states, defined as observable and intentional "extreme" alterations to the body, is presented. Epistemological and methodological issues are discussed: limitations of observational data, and role of meaning, intentionality, and consciousness.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Jean E.
Publication Title: 
KOS
Author(s): 
Marmori, Maria G.
Publication Title: 
Progress in Brain Research

The Tibetan Buddhist classification of mind, its divisions and the system of meditation practices aimed at achieving ideal states of being are a complex presentation of psychological, behavioral and spiritual concepts and processes that demand thorough understanding before assessing their value and outcome (Yeshe, 1995).

Author(s): 
Rapgay, L.
Rinpoche, V. L.
Jessum, R.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

Stories of g-tummo meditators mysteriously able to dry wet sheets wrapped around their naked bodies during a frigid Himalayan ceremony have intrigued scholars and laypersons alike for a century. Study 1 was conducted in remote monasteries of eastern Tibet with expert meditators performing g-tummo practices while their axillary temperature and electroencephalographic (EEG) activity were measured.

Author(s): 
Kozhevnikov, Maria
Elliott, James
Shephard, Jennifer
Gramann, Klaus
Publication Title: 
Cancer

BACKGROUND: Research suggests that stress-reduction programs tailored to the cancer setting help patients cope with the effects of treatment and improve their quality of life. Yoga, an ancient Eastern science, incorporates stress-reduction techniques that include regulated breathing, visual imagery, and meditation as well as various postures. The authors examined the effects of the Tibetan yoga (TY) practices of Tsa lung and Trul khor, which incorporate controlled breathing and visualization, mindfulness techniques, and low-impact postures in patients with lymphoma.

Author(s): 
Cohen, Lorenzo
Warneke, Carla
Fouladi, Rachel T.
Rodriguez, M. Alma
Chaoul-Reich, Alejandro
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This paper seeks to explore the potential value of qigong and t'ai chi practice as a therapeutic intervention to aid in the treatment of survivors of torture and refugee trauma. DESIGN: The common effects of torture and refugee trauma are surveyed with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder. An alternative theoretical framework for conceptualizing and healing trauma is presented.

Author(s): 
Grodin, Michael A.
Piwowarczyk, Linda
Fulker, Derek
Bazazi, Alexander R.
Saper, Robert B.
Publication Title: 
Progress in Brain Research

The Tibetan Buddhist classification of mind, its divisions and the system of meditation practices aimed at achieving ideal states of being are a complex presentation of psychological, behavioral and spiritual concepts and processes that demand thorough understanding before assessing their value and outcome (Yeshe, 1995).

Author(s): 
Rapgay, L.
Rinpoche, V. L.
Jessum, R.
Publication Title: 
Cancer

BACKGROUND: Research suggests that stress-reduction programs tailored to the cancer setting help patients cope with the effects of treatment and improve their quality of life. Yoga, an ancient Eastern science, incorporates stress-reduction techniques that include regulated breathing, visual imagery, and meditation as well as various postures. The authors examined the effects of the Tibetan yoga (TY) practices of Tsa lung and Trul khor, which incorporate controlled breathing and visualization, mindfulness techniques, and low-impact postures in patients with lymphoma.

Author(s): 
Cohen, Lorenzo
Warneke, Carla
Fouladi, Rachel T.
Rodriguez, M. Alma
Chaoul-Reich, Alejandro
Publication Title: 
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

This article offers an overview of meditation research: its history, recent developments, and future directions. As the number and scope of studies grow, the field has converged with cognitive and affective neuroscience, and spawned many clinical applications. Recent work has shed light on the mechanisms and effects of diverse practices, and is entering a new phase where consensus and coherent paradigms are within reach.

Author(s): 
Loizzo, Joseph

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