Our History:

Central Council of Tibetan Medicine (CCTM) was established on 5th Jan 2004 at Dharamsala, (H.P.) India. It was established after the “Tibetan Medicine Central Council Act. 2003” which was passed by the 13th Assembly of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, during its 5th session in the year 2003, with the final approval by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

CCTM with its head office is registered under the Societies Registration Act. 1860 (Reg. no. 4348/C/H/R/C) and is currently located at Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Our Mission:

To Preserve, Promote and Propagate the rich tradition of Sowa-Rigpa; Tibetan Medical System.

To Protect Patients, the Public, and Professionals by ensuring standards of Medical education and training.

To Prescribe minimum standard of education in Sowa-Rigpa; Tibetan Medical system

To Prescribe Professional Conduct, Etiquette, and code of ethics to be observed by the Tibetan medical practitioners.

To Maintain up-to-date registration of Tibetan Medical Colleges/Institute, Medical Practitioner, and Pharmacy.

Our People:

Executive members:

Central Council of Tibetan Medicine consists of one member of the visiting personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed by the office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and one member of Allopathic Doctor appointed by the Department of Health, CTA and four physicians (Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute) from Men-Tsee-Khang Dharamsala and four Non-Men-Tsee-Khang physicians, including one reserved seat for the physician of Bon Medical Tradition, Two members from the Non-Tibetan physicians. You can click here to contact the Governing members of CCTM.


Coordinators of CCTM are duly appointed by the Governing member of CCTM during the general meeting and sessions held at CCTM. At present 5 regional and 5 overseas coordinators are appointed. The aim to appoint a regional coordinator is to raise awareness about CCTM and its activities, general coordination between members and the CCTM office, and to collect fees, donations, etc. for the CCTM. Please click here for the detailed contact of our coordinators in India and Abroad.

Registered Members:

Under sections 9 & 10 of the Tibetan Medicine Central Council Act. 2003, CCTM has started its central registration in the year 2006. Today, Five Hundred Forty-Eight (548)Tibetan Medical Practitioners have been registered under CCTM. We have a separate registration for the Friends of Tibetan Medicine and currently, 103 Members from 18 different countries have been registered as a member of Friends of Tibetan Medicine. Click here to view CCTM official website