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July 4, 2023
Flowers, honey, youth... Introduction to Chudlen

According to Tibetan medicine, flowers have wonderful youthful energy. They produce the seeds, the beginning of the new plant, new life. Sowa Rigpa uses this rejuvenating, reproductive ability of plants in Chudlen practices. Chudlen in Tibetan literally means “taking the essence”, which means taking the special extracts to strengthen the vital energy and prolong lifespan.  CHUDLEN […]

December 29, 2022
Milk - Nectar or Poison?

  Sowa Rigpa Point of View Gyu shi, 4 Medical Tantras of Tibetan Medicine praise milk as a beverage with many benefits. With its sweet taste and heavy and oily qualities it helps grow bodily constituents, pacifies disorders of Lung (Wind) and Tripa (Fire), increases virility, cures pulmonary disorders and chronic infections and emaciation, and is rejuvenating. […]

August 1, 2022
Boron and Hormones

Recently my father-in-law showed me the fruits from his garden. The plums and apricots were falling unripened and undamaged without any seen reason. He cut into the plum and saw that the seeds were cracked perpendicularly in the middle. Puzzled at what might be the cause, my father-in-law searched for an answer and found out […]

June 16, 2022
Tibetan Medicine - Basic Principles

I first encountered Tibetan Medicine (TTM) in 2003 when I was a medical student in Poland. What a joyful encounter it was! At that time, I’d been experimenting with meditation for several years, but somehow could not connect it with my studies of medicine. And wow, a system does exist that combined both physical and […]

March 22, 2022
Spring Detox - Try Turmeric

Spring has arrived! As the outer environment changes reflecting the inner, the melting of the mountain snow mirrors the inner snow of Beken (one of the three humours; composed of water and earth elements) in our bodies making us feel heavy and phlegmatic. Our liver is waking from its Winter slumber making it a perfect time […]

December 13, 2021
Happy and Healthy Christmas

A Smile for Immunity If you feel overwhelmed and stressed in this beautiful but challenging pre-Christmas period, remember that emotions have a big impact on our health. And the most important emotion for health is joy and gratitude! Research shows that laughter activates NK cells - a type of lymphocytes that protects us from pathogens […]

September 3, 2021
Infertility and (In)Digestion

A 28-year-old blond woman, let’s call her Anna, came into my office lamenting she could not get pregnant for the past year and a half despite no apparent pathology according to western medical understanding. She appeared frustrated, and with tears in her eyes cried, “why can’t I get a baby, if everything is okay? Why […]

April 15, 2021
Recipies for Mental Calm and Good Sleep

Here are the foods that help calm down you nervous system and, from the Eastern perspective - balance the Wind element. As I mentioned here, Wind needs warm, nutritious, oily foods, with sweet, sour and salty taste. These have a grounding effect and help relax. Aromatic spices such as nutmeg, clove, cinnamom are also helpful. Below you will find also a […]

April 1, 2021
Recipes for Strong Immunity

Here are the recipies to strengthen the immune system, full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Yummy! All according to the Paleo way of eating, suitable for vegetarians and some also for vegans.  Almond blueberry porridge  Mix all the ingredients in the blender, then put in a pot and cook for a few minutes. Very nutritious breakfast, […]

September 17, 2020
Food for Windy Types and Mental Health

From a Sowa Rigpa point of view, the state of our mental health is predominantly based on the balance of the Wind element (rLung humor), in particular the Life-sustaining Wind located in our head. There are several factors that influence our physical and mental well-being. While some people may be born with a genetic predisposition […]

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