Tibetan medicine

Tibetan Medicine, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tibetan Massage

The origins of Tibetan medicine lie in the Shamanian Bön-tradition. Influences from Indian, Persian and Chinese medicine, as well as the Buddhist philosophy, were later added. For centuries it has also been very common in India and the Himalayan region, reaching into Mongolia and parts of Russia.


In Tibetan medicine, a person is perceived completely. It is important that body, mind and soul are in harmony.


The Tibetan medicine is based on the theory of the five elements (space, fire, earth, wind and water) as well as the three bodily juices wind (rLung), gall (Tripa) and mucus (Bedkan). When the elements and bodily juices are in balance, the human being feels healthy and balanced. An imbalance of the elements and bodily juices, on the other hand, can lead to diseases.


Treatments using Tibetan medicine are based on four pillars: behavoir, dietetics, herbal medicine and external applications (such as massages and others).


The Tibetan massage, also known as Ku Nye, is an aspect of traditional Tibetan medicine suitable for this purpose. The aim of a Tibetan massage is not only to relax body and mind, but also to harmonise and restore the balance of the body. This is achieved by massaging various points all over the body.


Through the treatment of these acupressure points all over the body, blockages are released and the energy can again flow freely. To increase the effect, depending on the findings, additional applications like horme, moxibustion, tsampa or Yuk Chö can be used.


The Tibetan massage works holistically and can be used in a variety of physical and mental disorders. It has a positive effect on the physical well-being of rLung- and Bedkan disorders and leads to inner harmony.


It is a powerful oil massage, which serves to harmonize the elements and bodily juices. Depending on the body type and season, different oils are used. The treatment is traditionally performed on a mat on the floor. Should this not be possible, it can be done on the therapy bed. An anamnesis clarifies what you and your body need at the moment.